Who says 60 can’t be smokin’? Certainly not the Showtime folks who approved casting rocker Rick Springfield as a buddy for Hank Moody on this season of Californication.
Check out this report of Springfield’s antics earlier this week, at a performance in Montgomery, Ala.:
The Australian-born Springfield has performed for millions of fans over the last three decades and he entertained hundreds … with hits like “Jessie’s Girl,” “I’ve Done Everything for You,” and “Human Touch,” and songs from his 2008 CD, “Venus in Overdrive.”
The 60-year-old singer/songwriter also mentioned his recurring role on the Showtime hit, Californication, and the fact that he exposes his fully-nude backside.
“What was that movie I was in a long time ago?” he asked the audience. “Oh yeah, Hard to Hold … I showed my butt in that one and now 25 years later in Californication I’m still showing my butt!”
Springfield literally brought down the house when he jumped off the stage and body surfed from one side of the auditorium to the other.
During the encore to end the night’s performance, the sex symbol emerged wearing only his trousers, much to the delight of his female fans.
Source: Our Prattville (emphasis added)
In an interview Springfield granted before the Season 3 premiere, the rocker took pains to clarify that the fictionalized version of himself he plays on Californication is an homage to his wild younger days — not a reflection of how he acts in real life. Um, Rick, were you in character at the concert? Just sayin’.
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