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 Flav.

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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