Everclear’s Art Alexakis and Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath Stop By

Rockers visit the Stern Show to promote an upcoming five-act tour

May 14, 2012
Photo: The Howard Stern Show

Everclear frontman Art Alexakis and Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath stopped by the Stern Show to promote their Summerland Tour, a five-band experience of “the most iconic multi-platinum acts from the 90s”: Gin Blossoms, Lit, Marcy Playground, Sugar Ray, and Everclear.

Asked who the headliner was, Art fessed up: “We’re the last band. Everclear is the last band on the show. But I have to say, the headliners are the songs.”

Mark laughed: “He’s being diplomatic.”

Art said he hadn’t always been so diplomatic, citing the many band members he’s fired over the years: “I just have a zero tolerance for drugs.

“Thank god I’m not in your band,” Mark laughed before revealing the tour would help fund money he’d lost to the I.R.S. and past marriages. “I didn’t piss away anything. I gave it to my ex-wives.”

Art then performed brief versions of some of his most popular songs, including “Santa Monica,” “Father of Mine,” and “Heroin Girl.”

Mark, in turn, performed “Fly”—and a hilarious cover of “Jacking Off to Yo Facebook Pics.”