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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Rick Springfield will bare his backside when he guest stars on Showtime's "Californication." The 60-year-old musician-actor will appear on four episodes, and he sheds his clothes by the end of the season. His first episode airs Sunday.

Springfield plays a washed-up movie star who wants to rebuild his career.

He says his character, also named Rick Springfield, is a "very twisted, warped version" of himself.

Springfield appeared on the daytime soap opera "General Hospital" in the early 1980s, when his hit song "Jessie's Girl" was a radio staple.

He bares his backside during a party scene. Springfield says he's not the only one who gets naked in that episode.