Skrillex Discusses Deadmau5 & Paris Hilton During Howard Stern Interview
Skrillex was interviewed by Howard Stern this morning, and they discussed a variety of topics. Early on in the interview, Stern asks Skrillex about deadmau5 seemingly insulting him. However, Skrillex responded in a very diplomatic way. He said, “He criticizes everybody. He talks shit about everybody...He was posting about me when I was first releasing music and helped a lot, released one of my first EPs on his label."
For those who don't remember, deadmau5 brought up Skrillex during a Rolling Stone interview in 2012. Deadmau5 said, "Even Skrillex [a friend of Zimmerman’s] isn't doing anything too technical. He has a laptop and a MIDI recorder, and he's just playing his shit ... People are, thank God, smartening up about who does what – but there’s still button-pushers getting paid half a million."
He also discussed Paris Hilton's recent claims of making $1 million for some of her sets. Skrillex stated, “It is what it is, if people want to go out and pay to see her." However, Skrillex is hesitant to believe the $1 million claim. He added, "I don’t think she makes a million dollars a night I think that’s just a rumor.”
Stern's SoundCloud account uploaded small clips of the interview, and it's divided by topic. You can hear Skrillex talk about his stage name and his relationship with Ellie Goulding below.
If you want to hear the full 42-minute interview, we've embedded it below.
Just two years ago, Stern was ridiculing deadmau5 and electronic dance music as a whole. We've included the clip below. However, it seems like Stern didn't know much about DJs and producers back then, and he's definitely learned a lot more about the industry over the past two years.