....in Japan http://www.examiner.com/article/paul-mccartney-records-surprise-birthday-tribute-japan-spoiler-alert During a recent soundcheck before a concert at the Kyocera Dome in Osaka, Japan, Paul McCartney and his band, along with a small audience, performed a celebratory birthday tribute to a well known American celebrity who will be turning 60 on January 12. Before â€œHappy Birthday,â€ McCartney said to those in attendance: I donâ€™t know if anybody knows Howard Stern ... Have you ever heard of him? ... Me neither .... Heâ€™a D.J. in New York. Weâ€™re just going to do a little â€œHappy Birthdayâ€ thing to him, OK? So at the end of it, if we say, â€œHappy Birthday, Howard,â€ at the camera, and we put the lights on the guys. Can we do that? Can we light up the fans? McCartney then proceeded to perform the song, with his singing modeled after Marilyn Monroeâ€™s interpretation, including a reference to a â€œMr. President ... I mean Howard ...â€ After wishing Stern a happy birthday from Osaka, Japan, he led his combo into a truncated version of â€œShortninâ€™ Bread.â€ Of course McCartney was kidding when he said he hadnâ€™t heard of â€œThe King of All Media.â€ He has appeared on Sternâ€™s radio program three times: Earlier this year, way back in 2001, and for Sternâ€™s 55th birthday in 2009. During the latter, McCartney gave Stern an autographed Hofner bass guitar. One of the funniest bits ever on the show was Sternâ€™s pouting the day after McCartney gave him the instrument. Stern mock complained he was disappointed the bass was a replica, not the one he played with the Beatles. Stern has since told listeners he proudly displays it in a glass case in his home. Stern has also met the former Beatle on numerous other occasions, and McCartney even once unexpectedly called Stern at home. Although Stern turns 60 on the 12th, the Sirius XM on-air celebration will take place on January 31 at New Yorkâ€™s Hammerstein Ballroom. More information at Sternâ€™s official site.