The Howard Stern Show In , the King of All Media once again proved to be the King of All Interviewers as Howard hosted several handfuls of epic sit-downs with some of the biggest names across a variety of industries, from acting and comedy to sports and rock and roll. As another epic chapter in Stern Show history comes to a close, let's look back at all the first-time guests who helped make such a memorable year: Robert also discussed the loss of drum luminary John Bonham.
Jimmy Iovine Music mogul Jimmy Iovine may be on top of the world now, but during his Stern Show debut in June he revealed getting there required a great deal more work and commitment than many realize. Dre, Elton John, and Gwen Stefani to name just a few. Iovine's Stern Show debut here. From her days as a Disney Channel star to her successes as a pop singer, Cyrus has accomplished quite a bit, all before turning But in terms of what she's most proud of, Miley told Howard there's nothing better than being complimented by one of your idols.
Those are the accomplishments. Listen to her in-studio rendition of "Wrecking Ball" below and hear her full interview with Howard here. Listen to a clip from the interview below and get more on her visit here. U2's Bono and the Edge Photo: The dynamic duo also shared a story about the one and only time they nearly came to blows with each other. Listen to more of the conversation below and check out the full interview here.
The hustler-turned-entertainer also explained how he got his start dealing weed in a rough part of the greater Los Angeles area. Life on the streets may not have always been ideal, but he said one of the upsides is that it taught him be fearless. Anything I can fight, I've never been afraid. When you came from where I came from and you went through that so early, you get a thick skin.
The real-life American hero sat down with Howard for the first time in July and walked Stern Show listeners through every detail of what happened the night he shot and killed Osama bin Laden. Listen to him recount the fateful night in the clip above and get more of his interview with Howard here.
For one, the musician revealed buying cigarettes in New York is harder than it looks—despite being 44, he had difficulty scoring a pack without showing I. Of course, Liam realized that would first mean reconciling with his brother Noel Gallagher. The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter spoke to Howard all about the early days of his career, including penning hits for country artists like Kenny Chesney, Darius Rucker, and Luke Bryan, as well as the success he found when he finally started performing as a solo artist.
Jon said he had to find acting before he could get his act together and he shared with Howard the long journey from his first drama class to his latest gig, in which he portrays one of comics' most infamous vigilantes. All five members of the trailblazing boy band joined the show in June for a song performance as well as a career-spanning interview.
At one point, Donnie explained his little brother—actor Mark Wahlberg—was actually an early member of NKOTB but said his tenure was short-lived for several reasons.
Lance Armstrong World-renowned cyclist Lance Armstrong made his Stern Show debut in March and spoke candidly about his career-ending doping scandal as well as his decision to take performance-enhancing drugs in the first place. Watch him share the story with Howard above and get more on the Lance interview here. Additionally, the actor says he was nearly fired from "Twilight" because he had originally wanted his character to be more brooding than the filmmakers envisioned.
After a conversation with the producers, however, he said he returned to set with a smile on his face. Kendrick told Howard he had been churning out mixtapes and demos for years before catching his big break, which surprisingly came in the form of a call from music mogul Dr. But when the phone rang, Kendrick told Howard he thought it was a joke and hung up. Dre likes your music. Listen to Kendrick tell the story below and check out his full interview with Howard here.
The Chainsmokers Alex Pall and Drew Taggart, better known as the electronic music duo the Chainsmokers, made their Stern Show debut in June and shared several stories ranging from how they came to accept a Grammy Award on behalf of late music legend David Bowie to the time when one of them was forced to drive an old Svedka vodka promo car. The Chainsmokers also revealed the origin stories behind some of their most recent chart-topping collaborations, including one with past Stern Show guest Chris Martin.
Watch them tell Howard the Bowie story above and get more from their debut interview here. He was also reticent to discuss his true age, even trying to use a fake I. Listen to a clip from the sit-down below and hear the full interview here. Though the season 21 star of "The Bachelor" only sat down for a brief interview with Howard, the two had much to discuss. In 10 minutes, they managed to cover vocal fry, what it's like going out on all those wild dates for the show, and even whether or not contestants have time to masturbate.
Nick, who had given his first impression rose to African-American contestant Rachel Lindsay, also shared his thoughts on the importance of diversity on the series. The occasion came during a special live Thursday broadcast, with Howard's longtime cohost sitting down on the couch for an in-depth interview all about her singing.