Hate him or love him, Howard Stern has dominated the airwaves for over 40 years. The legendary shock jock’s controversial interview style compiled with his smart business sense has propelled him to levels that even he can’t fathom. After departing from radio and leaving his E! series in the dust, he ventured off into the uncharted waters of Sirius satellite radio in 2006. Stern not only saw his net worth skyrocket, but he firmly planted himself in a league of his own. He has shared bits and pieces of his life on air and in his New York Time’s best-selling books, but there’s still so much about this radio pioneer that many people are unaware of.
Here are 13 obscure things even diehard Sterns fans may not know.
1. Music Saved His Life
In an interview with Billboard magazine, Stern said music was the driving force that saved his life. Growing up, he said he wasn’t a “particularly happy kid,” and he spent most of his childhood being very lonely. He would buy a bunch of albums and listen to them in his room all day long. He even went as far as to say The Beatles were “prophets” and their music was his religion.
More in Celebrity
10 of the Most Ridiculous Christmas Presents Celebrities Give Each Other
It’s hard to find the perfect gift, but can you imagine how hard it must be to find a special present...December 1, 2017
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Notorious Criminal Charles Manson
On Sunday, November 19, Charles Manson died of natural causes inside a Bakersfield hospital. He was 83. The undeniably disturbed man...November 29, 2017
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Kevin Spacey
After the Harvey Weinstein scandal sent Hollywood into a tailspin, actor Kevin Spacey was one of the many high-profile men who...November 7, 2017
The 9 Best Moments from the One America Appeal’s Concert for Puerto Rico Disaster Relief
Despite what you might be hearing from the President on Twitter, things in Puerto Rico are dire. When Hurricane Irma glanced...October 30, 2017
15 Celebrities Who Aren’t Allowed to Work Together Anymore
There are some stars who create magic every time they appear on screen together, like Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. Then,...October 30, 2017
11 Tweets That Prove George Takei Is the Social Activist We All Aspire to Be
George Takei may have endeared himself to his first audiences by taking the helm of the USS Enterprise as Hikaru Sulu,...October 12, 2017