Dateline: January 21, 1997
Stern's Soundtrack Starting Line Up!
REPRINTED FROM ROLLING STONE
Size always matters when it comes to Howard Stern, so it's not surprising
to learn that he's planning to make his Private Parts huge news when the
long-awaited film of the same name arrives in March. Indeed, the "King
of All Media" will more than live up to his sobriquet -- preparing
a soundtrack to kill for and a splashy debut that combines the premiere
screening with a large scale live concert scheduled for February 27 at
the Paramount in New York. Initial discussions had the show booked for
Madison Square Garden, but scheduling conflicts intervened.
"Unfortunately, the date of the movie release was moved forward,"
says Warner Bros spokesperson Ken Phillips, "and the Garden is no
longer available, so we had to look for another venue." The concert
is expected to feature as many of the soundtrack artists as can be mustered
up, as well as numerous special guests.
A video for the album's first single -- "Hard Charger" by
Porno for Pyros with guests Flea and Dave Navarro from the Red Hot Chili
Peppers -- was shot last weekend. Sources say the tune features echoes
of Jane's Addiction; small wonder considering it includes three of the
four band members -- Perry Farrell, drummer Stephen Perkins and the aforementioned
Navarro. The recording was produced by John King of the Dust Brothers.
A few of "Private Parts" confirmed tracks include a duet
with Stern and Rob Zombie recorded late last week; Ozzy Osbourne with Type-O
negative performing a cover of "Pictures of Matchstick Men,"AC/DC's
rendition of "You Shook Me All Night Long" (also performed live
in the movie); and Cheap Trick's "I Want You To Want Me." Marilyn
Manson and Tool may also add to the festivities. On screen cameos of artists
not on the soundtrack include Slash, Blues Traveller John Popper and Flavor
Stern's own melodious contributions will include a performance with
the Dust Brothers, archival material recorded with his father over 30 years
ago (hopefully, the classic "Shut up, sit down! I told you not to
be stupid, you moron!"), some comedy bits (family material, according
to Warner Bros.) as well as dialogue from the movie.
The film, directed by Hill Street Blues alum Betty Thomas ("The
Brady Bunch Movie" and "The Late Shift") and based on Stern's
best-selling autobiography, "Private Parts," will debut in theaters
on March 7.
Story by SORELLE SAIDMAN
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