‘Green Day Video Playlist’ Now Exclusively Available on the SiriusXM App

Watch more than 20 years of the band's Stern Show appearances

September 29, 2020
Green Day performing “Basket Case” in 1997, their first of 16 songs done live on the Stern Show over the years

Punk icons Green Day have been coming on the Stern Show for more than two decades and now those performances are all available on the SiriusXM app as part of the “Green Day Video Playlist.”  

“I was in heaven seeing those guys up close,” Howard remembered of the band’s initial 1997 appearance, after noting that with 16 song performances on the show, only Train/Pat Monahan (29) and Joe Walsh (20) have more.

“That’s a great trivia question … that’s amazing,” longtime co-host Robin Quivers marveled.

Having a hard time choosing favorite moments including “Basket Case” (above) and a 1998 solo acoustic performance of “Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)” by frontman Billie Joe Armstrong while bandmates Tré Cool and Mike Dirnt looked on, Howard also looked back at a controversial 2001 appearance. “Green Day showed up, evidently no one talked to them … they thought we were telling them what to do,” he recalled. “We’re on regular radio where you can’t curse and they just went berserk.”

In response, the band went into an expletive-laden version of “Platypus (I Hate You)” off of their fifth album, “Nimrod.”

“It had every dirty word in the world,” Howard noted of the altered lyrics. “That song was kind of an F-U to the F.C.C. and everything else and censorship … Green Day takes that shit seriously, as I do too.”

“To this day, Billie Joe still doesn’t look at me the same, he was so angry that morning,” Gary explained. “The worst part was, they’re performing and [former K-Rock general manager] Tom Chiusano comes to the office [and] starts yelling at me.”

Despite the misunderstanding, the band has continued to deliver with every appearance, including when they closed out Howard’s special week of Los Angeles-based shows in 2019. “Tons of great performances, one after the other,” he said of the playlist. “They are just amazing, really amazing …  I love them and I love having them on the show.”

Watch the full Green Day Video Playlist on the SiriusXM app.