Eminem, Insane Clown Posse and Elmore Leonard all turn to Howard Hertz for legal advice. He shares some epic stories with ML, Marc and Shawn, while Joe works on his audition tape.
STRAIGHT DOPE: Shawn waxes poetic about a restaurant where he used to work. Read all about it here: Ann Arbor is losing a piece of history. Here’s what Angelo’s means to me, and so many others.
Howard Hertz was a public defender when his wife’s friend asked him to review a contract offered to her husband, who was a performer.
Howard looked it over, did some reading, and never looked back. His client list now includes Eminem, Insane Clown Posse, Jack White, George Clinton and more.
Howard’s clients the Bass Brothers regularly sent him envelopes with performers’ names on them.
He didn’t think twice when he got an envelope with “Marshall B. Mathers III” on it. It turned out to be the beginning of a long, beautiful relationship.Enimen turned down Apple when it wanted to license “Lose Yourself” for a new product.
Listen and learn which product was involved – and what happened when Apple crossed Slim Shady.
Eminem got in trouble with the law 20 years ago. That’s when ML met Howard.
Howard reveals how seriously Eminem took those criminal charges, and how he prepared him for court.
Eminem’s beef with the Insane Clown Posse was epic. Howard talks about what it was like to represent these warring factions.
When the FBI labeled ICP supporters the Juggalos a gang, Howard went to court.
Find out how that battle ended.Howard represented Elmore Leonard for decades, and Dutch made sure everyone knew it when they attended the Telluride Film Festival.
GEEK OF THE WEEK: Shawn and Marc offer geeks, almost derailing ML’s carefully laid and years long campaign to pound the Rolling Stone critic who slammed the bass playing of the recently departed Andy Rourke of the Smiths.
ROOM 7609: ML suspends his Sisters of Mercy charm campaign to honor Andy Rourke by booking The Smiths into the New Wave suite to perform “Barbarism Begins at Home.” Then tells some Sisters of Mercy stories anyway.
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