||11-30-2020 11:19 AM
Cyrgan to be on Howard Stern 12/1
Looking forward to hearing this interview. Sorta
Howard asked BC about Chris Cornell. BC stated they had a falling out (but nothing happened) and that he was upset that they didn't patch it up before he died. BC's theory of why Chris committed suicide was admittedly his own version, but essentially Chris was performing to lesser audiences and "not what I signed up for" and couldn't go on or reconcile the value in staying alive. BC said he has looked in the mirror 1000 times and had the same conversation.
BC interviewed EVHalen early in his career. It lasted 4 hours and was a 10/10 experience.
Thoughts on Metallica. Began listening to them when he was kicked out of his house by his stepmother for not talking to her for a few weeks. Drove her mad so he went to live with a drug dealer who liked Metallica. Remembered seeing them live before they became really big and was in awe of their talent.
Howard requests BC play Disarm. BC does convincing rendition, a little consonant droppy, but good for a zoom call. BC did not call Howard a zombie or tell him he was living in the past.
BC said he is bad at remembering lyrics so has to review a little before tours/shows.
Howard brings up SD, says BC is a perfectionist and super talented. BC doesn't deny, but says people like Elton John don't have to work as hard as him in the studio. It took a lot out of him. Howard brings up Courtney Love claiming SD is about her, BC responds that's not true, but also is true, and about his wife and also about women he has yet to meet.
Howard asks if BC was involved in videos and BC says he "fought hard" for most of videos to reflect his vision. Most concepts are his, but not BWBW.
Howard asks about meeting your idols (Hendrix for Stern). BC says he has and has been disappointed by some (no names).
Beatles' Nowhere Man is discussed as a song BC loves.
Talks a little about the reason he does what he does is to defy people who tell him who to be, how to act, how to sing, etc. He wants to do it his way.
Discuss Pink Floyd, specifically Wish You Were Here. BC says it's the first song he can remember that made him feel like it was speaking directly to him at age 17. He wished he wrote it and it got him through his Grandma's death.
BC plays Wish You Were Here.
Covid - BC comments it's hard to know what is the truth these days. He's hopeful at the end of the pandemic that a new wave of good music is spawned.
Regis Philban and Kathy Lee. BC does interview back in 90s. BC says he wrote 1979 riff while watching their show, he called R+K Live to book his appearance, and claimed Kathy Lee was hitting on him mid-way through the interview.
Black Sabbath is BC's favorite band of all time. Also discuss talent of Perry Ferell from Jane's Addiction.
CYR, bummer they can't tour with it. Was all recorded before covid, not influenced by pandemic at all. Stern loves CYR (of course).
BC plays Birch Grove after explaining that it's meant to be a song for his kids. "I'm 53 with a 5 and 2 year old. Are they going to grow up without me? It's a card from Dad, a roadmap, a card to review after I'm gone saying this is what I'm about". Says he knows the lyrics are obtuse.
BC plays Birch Grove.
Howard plays Superman's Dead by Our Lady Peace and asks BC if he feels ripped off by them borrowing SP sound. BC says no, says he's cool with it if the bands give proper credit. Relays story about OLP inviting SP to a festival in Canada? , but the festival was put on by OLP. Band kindly asked SP to not be the headliner, BC agrees but says he will play the shit out of his set, all the greatest hits, make him regret ever thinking his band was better than SP. OLP said ok, you can headline.
Eddie Vedder was on Stern show recently. BC says he doesn't get along with Eddie, no further comment. Talk about show to honor Bowie, BC will play Space Oddity and he admits he full on does not get along with Trent Reznor. Does not like him, Trent doesn't like BC.
Goes on rant about celebrities persona and he's not willing to play that game. "That's where I draw the line". He feels like he grew up with these people or knows them behind closed doors so he will not treat them differently as fame changes their personalities.
Was a little talk sprinkled in about how the fans are always telling him what to do and he is over it and take Neil Young's advice that anything you release will be very meaningful to someone.