The 'Howard Stern Show'
February 18th, 1999
|Howard: So - what? Let's backtrack for a second from
the album. So you went up to Yoko and said finally, 'Listen, I'm off
drugs. Now give me some God damn money.' Did you have to go up to her
apartment and kiss her ass or did you do it through lawyers?
Howard: It was.
Robyn: But there were a couple of meetings, weren't there?
Howard: I think she likes the power over you.
Howard: Like the punishment.
Howard: 'I'm going to punish you'.
Howard: Um Do you talk civilly to each other or did it always break into an argument?
Howard: Yeah, because you don't hold any of the cards. She's got all the dough legally.
Howard: But she finally relinquished?
Robyn: Let me ask something. Does she ever like greet you with a hug or?)
Howard: Yeah. God, that makes me nuts.
Howard: Oh, I'm sure. She's big on that. That's all lip service.
Robyn: Alright, I want to know what it's like.
Howard imitating Yoko: Hug don't cost money. Hug no money.
Robyn imitating Yoko: Here, take hug.
Howard: Take hug, no money. I give you lots of hug, lots of luck, Beatle son.
Howard: Yeah well see, that's why I never bought into her. Because, as I said, the hypocrisy - I don't care what you say about the world and how much you love the world and that we should call each other on the phone and say how much we love each other. Here's a perfect opportunity to straighten out a young kid's life who's confused about his father and it cost her nothing. She wouldn't even know 10 million was missing.
Robyn: So, you don't visit on holidays?
Howard: He calls Sean. Sean doesn't return his calls.
Howard: Am I right or am I wrong?
Howard: Yeah. Ridiculous.
Jacky: What's she got against him? I don't understand.
Howard: Because he represents first of all she's not a generous woman. He also represents a part of John's life that she wasn't a part of.
Robyn: She doesn't control that part of his life.
Robyn: She's in control of everything else.
Howard: I don't see your name mentioned in those.
Robyn: Right. They don't exist.
Howard: If you were divorced and you had kids wouldn't you sit down with your wife and say; 'Listen, maybe we're at odds, but let's leave something for the kids.'
Robyn: I would have done that just when I was leaving.
Robyn: It wouldn't have been about dying and leaving something.
Robyn: It would have been about being taken care of while you're living.
Howard: The thing's a mess and Julian's got to live with that. That's what I don't like about it. I don't think it's right.
Howard: There really isn't. So, how much dough did you get up getting? Did you end up getting like at least, I think you should have got 20 million.
Robyn: It wasn't even near that. It wasn't even a million, was it?
Howard: Nothing close? Five million?
Howard: Not even a million?
Howard: Alright, a little over a million. I'm there with you.
Howard: Damn. Take a couple of phone calls then we'll - I like your new single by the way.
Howard: I'll play a little more of it. Greg. You're on the air.
Greg: Hey Howard. How are you doing?
Greg: I'll turn down my radio real quick. I was just wondering is it possible, if you guys have a guitar down there, could Julian maybe play a song of his choice?
Howard: I don't know if he's prepared. You weren't prepared for anything like that, were you?
Howard: Do you want to do anything like that?
Howard: He doesn't want to do that.
Howard: He's a little shook up from the Yoko conversation and the Brooke Shields conversation.
Greg: Can't say that I blame him.
Howard: It's like being on the firing line. Let's see - Pete.
Pete: All hail, the king. Hey Julian, do you ever get into fights with Sean? Is he like a real?
Howard: He doesn't know him hardly. He doesn't hate him.
Howard: Is that right?
Howard: Oh, I didn't know that.
Pete: He doesn't snub you off or anything like 'I have the money' or anything?
Robyn: You think things will be rectified when he's?
Howard: Maybe he'll rectify it when Yoko kicks hopefully soon.
Robyn: Yeah when he's in charge of things.
Howard: You see, if Yoko kicks, then all the money goes to Sean.
Robyn: Yeah right.
Howard: That makes me coo coo. What? Sean's more of John's son than Julian is?
Pete: He should at least give up some to you.
Howard: Well, hey, about Yoko leaves a will that says: 'I'm leaving half of it to my son and half of it to Julian.' How about that? What? Is that so insane?
Pete: I doubt she'd do that she'd
Robyn: Well, like I said Yoko has a kid of her own that she's forgotten.
Howard: No screw charity. You.
Howard: You'll give it to charity,
Howard: that's all. Let you be in control.
Julian: She's probably see it rather go to charity than to me.
Howard: Exactly. She's got a bug up her ass about you. Yes, John, go ahead.
John: Hi Howard
Howard: We're on with Julian Lennon. By the way, the new album is called Photograph Smile.
Robyn: You know what I don't understand? Why he had no - why didn't Cynthia fight for
Robyn: And then when he died was there no way to contest the will?
Howard: If you contested it you get nothing.
Howard: Wow, wow
Howard: You know what kills me? If you listen to John Lennon's solo work he was pissed at his father for abandonment
Howard: and why didn't he learn from it?
Howard: It's weird.
Howard: Right and said: 'Wait, I'm doing the same thing.'
Robyn: Right. But he got killed.
Howard: I think as he got older he might have reestablished the relationship.
Howard: I'm sure he would have been thrilled with your success and everything but it's a little too late by then.
Howard: Yeah, anyway, what did you want to say, John?
Transcription by CJ Burianek & Diane Randall
Background/Flowers from the 'Photograph Smile' CD inlet by Angelika Letsch.
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