The Losers were a band made up of staff members of The Howard Stern Show . The group was formed in 1997 when the show staff started playing with instruments that Green Day had brought to the studio prior to their own performance. The band was named after their original drummer Scott the Engineer, who the other members of the show staff consider a loser. In the late nineties the band played with Jenny Jones, James Brown, Willie Nelson and Barry Williams and made an appearance on Magic Johnson's talk show, The Magic Hour on July 3, 1998 to perform a flatulence-filled version of "Wipe Out".
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The band has taken on various celebrity bands in battle of the bands competitions over the years. The premise behind the band is that a band made up of non-musicians can beat any celebrity-fronted band put in front of them. Every time The Losers battled a band, three judges were chosen by a third party and were people in the record industry. Howard and The Losers went first, the challengers second and all judging was done at the end. All were unanimous in The Losers' favor except for when Chris Jericho's band Fozzy performed "To Kill a Stranger" from their 2002 album, Happenstance . One judge voted for Fozzy. After the contest Stern announced that it had been the band's final appearance. Although Stern brought the band back in 2007 for an avant-garde jam session they haven't battled other bands since Fozzy.
Happenstance is the second studio album by heavy metal band Fozzy. For the album, the band continue with their spoof that they had spent the last 20 years in Japan being megastars and once they returned to America, they realized that many famous artists have ripped off their songs. The album therefore features covers of songs by bands such as Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, W.A.S.P., Scorpions and Accept. However, the album also features five original songs by Fozzy.
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According to Chris Jericho in his autobiography, Stern stopped going head to head with other celebrity bands because he felt Jericho's band had won, but the judges scored it 2-1 for the Losers. Fozzy was the only band to ever take a vote from Howard's band.
|Date||Celebrity||Band||Song Performed by The Losers|
|June 20, 2000||Tina Yothers||Jaded||The Court of the Crimson King|
|August 18, 2000||Tim Russ||Tim Russ with Neil Norman's Cosmic Orchestra||The Hurdy Gurdy Man|
|January 18, 2001||Doug Flutie||The Flutie Brothers Band||Bang a Gong|
|June 25, 2002||Corey Feldman||Corey Feldman's Truth Movement||Spirit in the Sky|
|March 26, 2003||Chris Jericho||Fozzy||Old Man|
Although the lineup has changed over the years, two members have always been in the band:
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Others over years included:
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Members taken from outside the Stern Show staff:
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