Howard Stern Birthday Bash: Star Studded Event
Published By: Tara ClemFebruary 2, 2014
It was the party of the century, the Howard Stern Birthday Bash was a star studded event. The King of All Media turned 60, and had a live broadcast party, at The Hammerstein Ballroom in New York. The Howard Stern Birthday Bash was far from a stuffy Hollywood party. It was an on air live tribute to the King of All Media, and the Howard Stern Birthday Bash was actually hosted by the King himself and Jimmy Kimmel. The Howard Stern Birthday Bash was like a classic Hollywood tribute, Frank Sinatra style. Howard Stern was on stage with his co-host Robin Quivers, broadcasting live, while Jimmy Kimmel introduced the celebrities that paid tribute to Howard. It wasn’t a comedy roast, although at times The Howard Stern Birthday Bash seemed like it. Celebrities got on stage and reminisced Howard memories with the King himself, and told some jokes also. Queen of Comedy, Joan Rivers and comedian Jeffrey Ross lit up the stage with inappropriate jokes that made the crowd howl.
Media legend Barbara Walters was in the crowd, and she was actually taking all of the off colored and inappropriate jokes in stride at the Howard Stern Birthday Bash. She was laughing and going with the flow, like the rest of the rowdy crowd. This was no regular 60th birthday party, this was more like an Emmy Awards Show. The guest list was like the who’s who of entertainment, the Howard Stern Birthday Bash had Hollywood heavy hitters like Robert Downey, Jr., Larry King, Barbara Walters, Harvey Weinstein, and Hilary Swank.
The Howard Stern Birthday Bash was broadcast live via SiriusXM. The King of all Media, Howard Stern has broadcasted his show on SiriusXM for the last eight years and has another year on his radio contract. The Howard Stern Birthday Bash filled the Ballroom with famous faces and crowded its stage with comedians, musicians, and fellow broadcasters. But one of the many highlights at the Howard Stern Birthday Bash was when Stern interviewed friend and late night talk show host David Letterman. The two media moguls spent close to 30 minutes candidly speaking and reminiscing during the broadcast. The legends and performers at the Howard Stern Birthday Bash were more impressive than any music awards show. Live acts ranged from Rob Zombie who kicked off the party, to The Black Keyes, John Mayer, Adam Levine took on Prince’s “Purple Rain”, Jon Bon Jovi, and the house band for the evening, Train. Comedienne and ex to Jimmy Kimmel, Sarah Silverman teamed up with Dixie Chick Natalie Maines for an funny, filthy original tune about Stern’s show called “Stop the Clock.” In a complete surprise to everyone, including the birthday boy, singer Jewel took the stage to sing a song Howard Stern had written when he was in sixth grade, called “Silver Nickels and Golden Dimes”. Her performance was a showstopper at the Howard Stern Birthday Bash, and even Howard was at a loss for words. Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighters lead man, Dave Grohl performed one of Howard’s favorite songs, “My Hero”, and then returned to the stage at the end of the Howard Stern Birthday Bash to back up Steven Tyler on drums on “Walk This Way” There was even a politician at the Howard Stern Birthday Bash, New Jersey Govenenor Chris Christie. It was a little uncomfortable, because the crowd didn’t take too kindly to him and actually booed him as he walked on stage to introduce Jon Bon Jovi. Jersey boy Bon Jovi sang “Wanted: Dead or Alive” at the Howard Stern Birthday Bash. A huge highlight musically at the Howard Stern Birthday Bash was when Maroon 5 front man covered Prince’s Purple Rain. Not to be upstaged by Guns and Roses guitarist Slash jammed with Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler. Attendees of the Howard Stern Birthday Bash immediately took to Twitter to express their excitement. The four hour live broadcast of the Howard Stern Birthday Bash was full of highlights from Hollywood’s biggest actors, comedians and musicians. Of course they were all not only fans of Stern himself, but also some of Howard’s favorite entertainers too. Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston was there to pay tribute to the King at the Howard Stern Birthday Bash. The eclectic group of participants included John Stamos, Johnny Knoxville, Dan Patrick, Louis C.K., Rosie O’Donnell, Tracey Morgan, Whitney Cummings, Lena Dunham, Jimmy Fallon and televised messages from Ellen DeGeneres, Kathie Lee Gifford, Jerry Seinfeld, Robin Williams, AC/DC’s Brian Johnson and Ben Stiller. The Howard Stern Birthday Bash also had some entertainment for co-host Robin Quivers, when hunky actor Ryan Phillippe graced her with a topless lap dance! All told, it was a stirring mix of high and low culture, which was a perfect way to celebrate Stern. Even fans were able to attend the Howard Stern Birthday bash, including Sterns fan club called the “Wack Packers”.