The musicians, Tommy Shaw formerly of Styx and Jack Blades of Night Ranger, came into the studio to promote their new CD, "Influence."
Before they got to that, though, Jack talked about how he and Tommy became friends while they were in the band, Damn Yankees, which he added was fronted by Ted Nugent. This led to a discussion about the times Tommy and Jack went hunting with Ted, and how Ted once shot a squirrel for them to eat while they practiced.
Jack went on to say he and Tommy used to "sit around" and play some of their favorite songs, and that's when they decided to record "Influence," which he mentioned was a collection of covers. The two then played portions of Simon and Garfunkel's "Sound of Silence," Buffalo Springfield's "For What It's Worth," "Summer Breeze" by Seals & Crofts, and Yes' "Your Move."
Robin then asked if Tommy would go on "American Idol" if he was just starting his career, but he didn't think he would. Howard then noted hearing Tommy and Jack perform reminded him of what "a joke" the "Idol" was because of how talented they were, especially compared to the contestants on "American Idol."
Upon Howard's request, Tommy and Jack launched into "Dirty Work" by Steely Dan, as well as Styx's "Fooling Yourself," as requested by Gary.