We guess one of the reasons the Insect World debut on-line concert/recording
session didn't happen this past Sun. (Jan. 12) was because one of the Internet
label's co-founders, Perry Farrell, was busy shooting a video on the Warner
Bros. lot for the Howard Stern movie, Private Parts.
Joined by pals
Flea and Dave Navarro of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, as well as Stern himself,
Perry and the rest of Pornos cavorted in a Liz Friedlander (Alanis
Morissette)-directed video for the song "Hard Charger," the first single from
the soundtrack to the eagerly-awaited (we didn't say by whom) Stern
A source described the video as being a "two part story, with one
part about Stern's ascension to power, with him playing a pied-piper kind of
figure" and a parallel story line with the Porno's playing a "schizophrenic
band." Apparently, thanks to some post-shoot video wizardry, viewers will see
images of the "good" Porno battling with the "evil" Porno, including a scene
where the benevolent Stephen Perkins is playing drums and a more sinister evil
Perkins butts into the frame and tries to shove him off. Yeah, but where are
the lesbians and strippers?
The soundtrack is scheduled to come out on Feb. 25th,
although as of yesterday (Jan. 15), the folks at Warner Bros., who are
packaging the soundtrack, were still scrambling to get the line-up confirmed.
Possible contributors include Ozzy Osbourne, the Dust Brothers and Stern,
Marilyn Manson, Tool and Stern's old pal, Dee Snider (Twisted
Songs already slated to appear are a Stern/Rob Zombie duet,
AC/DC's "You Shook Me All Night Long" (which they perform in the movie), Cheap
Trick's "I Want You To Want Me" and the Porno's song. There will be a
limited-edition version of the soundtrack with different art, but, um, nobody
at Warner Bros. is sure what the difference will be just yet.
premier screening of the movie is scheduled for Feb. 27 at the Paramount in New
York, at which some of the soundtrack bands are supposed to play, although none
have signed on the dotted line yet. One of the bands we were told "might" make
the scene are the ever-elusive Porno's boys, but we...never mind. The movie
hits theaters on Mar. 7.