Heavy metal weirdoes Gwar hit the Sirius XM studios in New York on Halloween to record a pulverizing rendition of “Silver Nickels and Golden Dimes,” which fans of The Howard Stern Show know as the song the shock jock wrote as a sixth-grader.
“They remade my song that I wrote in the sixth grade,” Howard Stern told listeners of Gwar’s version. “I’m very honored, by the way, that anybody records my song, but I have to say, they took a lot of liberties with the song. However, the King of All Media admitted of Gwar’s cover, which the group recorded on the Stern Wrap-Up Show, “I do like their version better.”
Gwar aren’t the first artist to take Stern’s adolescent musings and put it to music: In 2014 at the Howard Stern Birthday Bash, Jewel offered up a much gentler take on “Silver Nickels and Golden Dimes.”
William Shatner also recorded his own rendition of the track.
GWAR stopped by the Wrap Up Show yesterday to cover Howard’s “Silver Nickels and Golden Dimes”! pic.twitter.com/lbtMwdrJ5y
— Stern Show (@sternshow) November 1, 2016