The stars came out for Howard Stern’s first Los Angeles broadcasts in nearly 20 years as the “King of All Media” officially christened the new SiriusXM Hollywood Studios.
Stern’s star-studded first broadcast included guests Jennifer Aniston, Robert Downey, Jr., Jimmy Kimmel, Adam Levine, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Stern spoke with Aniston on the possibility of a “Friends” reunion and he and Downey, Jr. discussed the “Iron Man” legacy and Martin Scorsese’s recent criticism of Marvel movies. Maroon 5’s Adam Levine and James Valentine also performed their new song “Memories,” a tribute to the band’s manager who recently passed away.
Subsequent broadcasts included interviews with Seth Rogen and Snoop Dogg and a 75-minute deeply personal interview with Demi Moore. The week ended with a full electric set from Green Day, who performed “American Idiot,” “Wake Me Up When September Ends” and their latest single, “Father of All…” in the Howard Stern Studio at SiriusXM Hollywood.
“We knew there was only one way to launch SiriusXM Hollywood. It could only have been Howard Stern,” President and Chief Content Officer Scott Greenstein said in a release. “Howard has never been bigger and brought the excitement, skill, energy and star power to our new Los Angeles headquarters that put us instantly at the forefront of Hollywood media.”
Events leading up to the official opening of the new complex included a “Carrie Underwood Town Hall,” hosted by SiriusXM’s Jenny McCarthy. Andy Cohen brought his “Andy Theater” to the Peppermint Club in Los Angeles in front of an audience of SiriusXM subscribers and the “Jesse Cagle Show” broadcast from the complex for a week. Billie Eilish performed at the Troubadour for the “Alt Nation” channel and Dave Matthews played acoustically at the newly expanded L.A. Studios.