The DVD for ROBBIE WILLIAMS’ ‘ROCK DJ’ single will be in UK shops this weekend, nme.com can confirm, despite claims elsewhere today (September 12) that it would never be released.
The DVD, featuring both the controversial video for the single and a short film about the making of the promo, had been scheduled to go on sale in the UK yesterday (September 11). However it was pulled at the eleventh hour when it was discovered there was a problem with the labelling on the DVD cover.
The British Board of Film Classification grading – deeming the DVD suitable for the 15 category – was missing from the outside sleeve.
A spokesperson for William’s label EMI stressed the problem was a printing error and not related to the furore surrounding the cannibalistic elements of the promo.
“The VHS has been in the shops since Monday and there hasn’t been a problem,” he told nme.com. “The classification didn’t get onto it for whatever reason, but that has been fixed now and the DVD will be in the shops on Saturday.”
In ‘Rock DJ’‘s video, Williams is seen to strip off his flesh and feed it to a collection of women gathered around him. The video offended so many on its original release that only a few terrestrial UK shows agreed to show it in its entirety.
Williams next single, slated for an October 9 release, will be ‘Kids’, his duet with Kylie Minogue. His album, ‘Sing When You’re Winning’ remains at number one in the UK charts.