MGMT's Andrew VanWyngarden: 'I wouldn't want to do mephedrone'

Band member speaks about soon-to-be-banned drug

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MGMT's Andrew VanWyngarden has said that he's not interested in indulging in the soon-to-be-banned drug mephedrone.

Although the band are open about past drug experiences including playing gigs under the influence, the musician told Shortlist that he feared the drug may have negative physical effects yet to be understood.

"It doesn't sound like something I'd want to do," he said. "They're going to come out with something to show it's really bad for you physically, and people will stop doing it."

Responding to the comment, his bandmate Ben Goldwasser said that negative effects "didn't stop people doing ecstasy," to which VanWyngarden replied, "But ecstacy isn't really bad for you."

Mephedrone is set to be reclassified as a Class B drug under UK law tomorrow (April 16).

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