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K-Rock's Dysfunctional Family Picnic, Jones Beach Amphitheater in Wantagh, NY
May 30, 1998
Other Acts:
Ben Folds Five, Fred Norris, Fuel, Scott Weiland, Soul Asylum, Stuttering John, The Offspring, Third Eye Blind
  • "Tre Cool, drummer for Green Day, called in to talk to Howard for a few minutes. Tre was very laid back while on the phone this morning which is unusual for the guy. I've seen him on MTV and he's usually very hyper. Howard talked to him about how he set his drums on fire at the K-Rock Dysfunctional Family Picnic on Saturday. Luckily he wasn't injured when his foot caught fire. He said that his hand caught fire yesterday at another concert. Howard also told Tre about how his daughter fell in love with him. Howard later joked that Tre was behaving himself on the phone because he's going to be Howard's son-in-law some day. Before Tre left he said that he has to go to court today because the band is getting sued over a riot at a concert back in 1994. He asked Howard to wish him luck in the case."
  • "Howard Stern spent some time at the Revenge of The K-Rock Dysfunctional Family Picnic concert this weekend. He mentioned on Friday that he might ride his bike over to the concert because it was fairly close to his house. He didn't ride his bike over but he did go to the concert. He ended up taking his wife, his daughter and her friend. Howard spent a little time at the concert and got to introduce Green Day and Scott Weiland. He thought it was kind of odd when his program director asked him to introduce Green Day about a half hour before they were ready to perform. Howard said that he only saw Fred for a minute or two and he didn't see Jackie at all even though he was there. Same thing with Stuttering John. Howard's 15 year old daughter fell in love with Tre Cool of Green Day. Howard doesn't want her into anything like that though. After Green Day did their set, Tre lit his drum set on fire. Then his foot caught fire! When security guys went to put out the fire Tre got really pissed and tried to stop them. Howard loved it and thinks that Tre is a great drum player but he sure as hell won't let his daughter get involved with someone like that. Howard didn't stick around for the whole show because he got tired."
  • "Thanks to KROCK: Green Day has just set the stage on fire (literally) and cops are swarming the joint. I'm standing backstage talking to Scott Weiland about the Stone Temple Pilots reunion slated for "the first of the year" when Howard Stern walks up and says, "Don't mean to interrupt you guys, just wanted to say hello to Scott. Of course, I acquiesce - after all, he is the King of All Media - and then I resume my chat with Weiland. This is the kind of night it was (i.e., it was a gas) at the K-Rock Revenge Of The Dysfunctional Family Picnic. The second annual summer concert event took place at the Jones Beach Theatre Saturday night. Hosted by New York's premiere rock radio station 92.3 K-Rock, it was a star - studded event under the starry skies of Zach's Bay. In addition to Green Day and Weiland, the bill for the evening included Third Eye Blind, The Offspring, Ben Folds Five, Fuel, Soul Asylum, King Norris and Stuttering John. Around 9:00 p.m., Stern appeared onstage, driving the crowd into near epileptic seizures by his mere presence. Howard sent out a few customary greetings, and introduced the official hell-raisers of the night, Green Day. Lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong, mounted in his customary Joe Strummer-esque pose, seemed intent on leading the audience past Stern-mania into uncharted levels of hysteria. Billie Joe seemed to accomplish his task, with the help of a few stage antics, including playing a few snippets of Black Sabbath and Metallica covers and cursing a lot. The band sounded great, but just for the hell of it, I decided to count Billie Joe's use of single obscene words in his monologue. The tally came to: 'Fuck', 127 times (the winner), 'Shit', 38 times, 'Cunt', 93 times (another popular item), 'Cock', a mere 23, 'Piss', 47... I think you get the message. It was at this point that Billie Joe and the boys decided to set the drums on fire, much to the dismay of backstage security and the local paramedics. The scene backstage - which was already something of a circus - now took on a flavor of true pandemonium. Soon the fire extinguishers appeared and inevitably the local police."
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1. Nice Guys Finish Last
2. Hitchin' A Ride
3. Geek Stink Breath
4. Welcome To Paradise
5. Longview
6. Brain Stew
7. Jaded
8. Knowledge (Operation Ivy cover)
9. Basket Case
10. King For A Day
11. When I Come Around
12. Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)
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