Counting Crows stopped by to perform part of the side B medley from 'Abbey Road.' As they tuned up (and after Scott fixed some microphone issues), frontman Adam Duritz explained his slimmed down physique ("I drink a little less. I certainly drink less.") and the band's split with Geffen records: "It's a different world now. We just got tired of dealing with the frustrations of all the rules. … I think they don't realize the Internet exists."
On Labelmate Kurt Cobain
Asked about his old labelmate, Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, Adam said they'd hung out a few times: "We had the same A&R guy. Not real well, but I knew him. He was a really sweet guy." So Kurt's death really hit close to home: "It was scary when he died, for me, because here's a guy who didn't seem that different than me..." The band then performed a cover of Fairport Convention's "Meet on the Ledge."
Adam's Sexual Resume
Howard tried to press Adam on his romantic history, starting with a recent ex, actress/singer Emmy Rossum--but Adam stonewalled him: "I don't know what you're talking about. She's a lovely, amazing girl." Adam also wouldn't say if he still harbored feelings for Courteney Cox ("No.") and refused to comment on Jennifer Aniston's oral sex skills, joking: "I have it in an Excel document. It's divided up by sexual acts and girl. They're just checked off."
How 'Round Here' Got There
Since the band was releasing a covers album, Howard asked if the band had ever been covered unfavorably. Adam said their hit 'Round Here' was used in 'Something Borrowed,' a film based on his friend Emily Giffin's book of the same name: "It got into [the] movie without my permission. That was my problem. … They got someone else's permission, not mine." One of Adam's band-mates said he found out as he was watching the film: "This song comes on, and I'm like, 'I know this song. Weird. Wait a minute. This is our song. This is a terrible version of our song.'" Adam said it was really terrible: "It's a testament to how great a girl Emily is that we're still friends."