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Howard Stern ‘Birthday Bash,’ with McCartney, Neil Young, to stream for free

On January 12, legendary SiriusXM radio host, and “America’s Got Talent” judge, Howard Stern turned 60 years old, and celebrated with an all-star bash at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom later that month on the 31st. The guests ranged from Paul McCartney and Neil Young (on videotape) to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to late night television hosts Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers, and David Letterman, not to mention members of Stern’s “Whack Pack.”

Paul McCartney sings Happy Birthday in Japan
Paul McCartney sings Happy Birthday in Japan
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Howard Stern Birthday Bash

The show’s audio content was broadcast live on Howard 100, Stern’s satellite radio channel, and repeated numerous times soon after. It has also been available to enjoy through SiriusXM’s On Demand option.

In addition, the celebration was captured on videotape, and later this month, fans will finally be able to watch the Birthday Bash online for free, Stern announced on his radio show this morning.

From Stern’s official website:

  • Starting Monday, June 23rd at 6 a.m. you'll be able to watch the entire Birthday Bash for free! Just go to or to watch!
  • Stream it in it's entirety, skip to the scenes and performances you want to see and share them with your friends and family!
  • Watch, enjoy and share the Birthday Bash all through the July 4th weekend!

Here are a list of guests, with thanks to Jay Lustig at

Hour one:

Rob Zombie, George Takei, Jimmy Kimmel, Train, Johnny Knoxville, the Black Keys, Barbara Walters, Larry King, Tracy Morgan, Harvey Weinstein, Jewel, David Spade, Robert Downey Jr., “Tan Mom,” Joan Rivers, Jeffrey Ross, John Mayer (covering Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone”), Ellen DeGeneres and Jerry Seinfeld (on tape), Kathy Griffin, Gov. Chris Christie.

Hour two:

Jon Bon Jovi (“Wanted Dead of Alive”), Heidi Klum, Stern staffer J.D. Harmeyer, Adam Levine of Maroon 5 (“Purple Rain”), Louis C.K., Matt Lauer and Al Roker (on tape), Train ("Drive By" > Led Zeppelin’s “The Ocean”), Katie Couric and Jeff Probst, Whoopi Goldberg, taped messages from The Beach Boys, Neil Young (while making coffee), and Metallica’s James Hetfield, followed by Bryan Cranston, Jimmy Fallon.

Hour three:

Seth Meyers, Fred Armisen, Lena Dunham, Sarah Silverman, Natalie Maines, lengthy interview with David Letterman, Arnold Scharzenegger, Katie Couric, Jewel (covering Stern’s sixth grade classic, “Silver Nickels and Golden Dimes”), George Clooney (video), Rosie O'Donnell.

Hour four:

John Stamos, John Fogerty (Two requests from Stern: "Bad Moon Rising" and "Fortunate Son"), Maria Menounos interviews Stern, song parodies by Little Mikey, Psych and Eli Braden, Robin Quivers, “Happy Birthday” from Paul McCartney videotaped in Japan, Dave Grohl (acoustic"Everlong" and “My Hero”), Kathie Lee Gifford (video), "Happy Birthday to You" (all), Robert Downey Jr., Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler with Slash (“Dream On”), Tyler with Grohl (“Walk This Way”).

Also reported to be in the audience:

Ben Stiller, Chelsea Handler, Sandra Bernhard, Ryan Phillippe, Andy Cohen, Whitney Cummings, Nick Cannon, Rachael Ray, Gilbert Gottfried, Mark McGrath, Jenny McCartney, Donnie Wahlberg, Justin Theroux, Lisa Lampanelli, Drew Pinsky, Mike Love of the Beach Boys.

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