A newly-unearthed from Ben Stiller’s high-school punk band Capital Punishment has emerged, ahead of the band reissuing their only album to date.
‘Confusion’ features the comedy icon on drums and is taken from 1982’s ‘Roadkill‘.
The track goes far in showing a side of Stiller that we’ve rarely seen – with the actor’s intense drumming accompanied by appropriately sinister vocals.
Speaking to Rolling Stone, Stiller recalled his nerves while recording the record, while bemoaning his ability behind the drums.
“I remember being very nervous. ‘Cause I just really didn’t play the drums hardly at all”, he said.
“I remember feeling like I just wanna get through this and actually be able to play something that’s usable. … I wasn’t, you know, know, really that good at playing the drums, which you can pick up if you listen. You don’t even have to listen that closely to get that.”
Singer Kriss Roebling also recalled how the band once had the opportunity to play the record to KISS’ Gene Simmons.
“He was into a movie that my mom was in with Robert Duvall called Tomorrow, and at the time he was trying to become an actor”, he said.
“He wound up knowing someone that knew my mom, and he wanted to talk to her about that project. And called up out of the blue. And since I was such a huge Kiss fan, she was like, “Oh, my God, you’re that Gene Simmons? You gotta come over to dinner.” And so I instantly called the band … and we all came over and had dinner with Gene Simmons. And he was very nice, very cordial. We played him part of the album.”
‘Roadkill’ is out on September 14.