Art Alexakis & Mark McGrath Stop By

May 14, 2012
Photo: The Howard Stern Show

Everclear frontman Art Alexakis and Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath stopped by to promote their Summerland Tour, a 5-band experience of “the most iconic multi-platinum acts from the 90s”: The 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.” (Mark laughed: “Thank god I’m not in your band.”) The tour will help fund all he’s lost to the IRS and marriages: “I didn’t piss away anything. I gave it to my ex-wives.” Art then performed brief takes on his biggest and best songs: “Santa Monica,” “Father of Mine,” and “Heroin Girl.” Mark, in turn, performed “Fly”–and a hilarious cover of “Jacking Off to Yo Facebook Pics.”