Adam Carolla called in to promote the DVD release of his film, "The Hammer," and Howard immediately asked him what he gets paid for his radio show. Artie noted that an office rumor placed Adam's salary at $7 million, which couldn't be far off: he'd been offered $5 million a year to take the gig before it was offered to Adam. Adam replied that he wasn't getting $7 million - but didn't elaborate. Adam would only say that "Television [executives] are evil and smart. Radio guys are evil and stupid."
Howard asked Adam why he refused to do his show until Danny Bonaduce (Adam's former co-host) was fired, so Adam explained: "I thought Danny was fine in the studio, but the guy's a lead guitar player and so am I...I couldn't handle it, but they wouldn't listen to me." Howard also wondered how Adam felt about his appearance on "Dancing with the Stars," and Adam described how the practice schedule really messed up his sleep cycle.