Ariel Pink says he’s the ‘Jimmy Savile of Los Angeles’ during London gig

The musician also told London fans that there should be 'more beheadings'

Ariel Pink reportedly made a series of inflammatory comments at his London show last night (November 17).

The LA musician played a headline set at the Scala where, The Guardian reports, he told fans he was “the Jimmy Savile of Los Angeles” after set opener ‘Picture Me Gone’. Later, he remarked that there should be “more beheadings”.


It’s not the first bit of controversy Pink has found himself embroiled in this year: he made making headlines recently after calling Grimes “completely stupid and retarded“.

The singer-songwriter made the comment in a recent interview after being quizzed on derogatory comments he made about Madonna. Grimes had subsequently accused him of misogyny.

Meanwhile, Pink also recently revealed how he was maced in the face by a woman in LA after an argument over who would pay for lunch.

Ariel Pink’s new album ‘Pom Pom‘ was released this week (November 17). The album is the 10th studio release by the alt-pop musician (real name Ariel Marcus Rosenberg), but the first to be put out under a solo guise rather than as Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti.

The setlist for Ariel Pink’s London gig:

‘Picture Me Gone’
‘Dayzed Inn Daydreams’
‘Plastic Raincoats in the Pig Parade’
‘White Freckles’
‘Four Shadows’
‘Not Enough Violence’
‘Put Your Number in My Phone’
‘One Summer Night’
‘Nude Beach A Go-Go’
‘Goth Bomb’
‘Dinosaur Carebears’
‘Negativ Ed’
‘Sexual Athletics’
‘Black Ballerina’
‘Exile On Frog Street’
‘Doggone, Shegone’
‘Bright Lit Blue Skies’

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