The pizza themed Velvet Underground covers band is giving away an album
Macaulay Culkin has revealed that he’s working on an album with his pizza themed Velvet Underground covers band the Pizza Underground. A release date has not yet been announced.
There has been no news from Culkin’s Pizza Underground project since they cancelled their UK tour and Primavera Sound appearance after they were pelted with beer and booed offstage at the Nottingham leg of the Dot To Dot festival in 2014.
But in a new interview with The Guardian, Culkin revealed that the Pizza Underground have been hard at work on a new album. He said: “We have an album coming out, a vinyl pressing with a children’s choir, a symphony orchestra. We’re giving it away, our gift to the world.”
Culkin continued to describe the Pizza Underground project as “one of those good ideas you have when you’re drunk, and you wake up and forget about it.” But said that releasing an album is “taking it to the end of the joke.”
When the Pizza Underground cancelled their tour in 2014, they tweeted their apologies to fans, writing: “Sad that we had to cancel UK shows. Believe it or not we had fun! But all good things must end, and sometimes suddenly and w/o explanation.” In a response to a fan question, the band said the cancellations “had nothing to do with the beer tossers.” Instead they said they had to “deal with a cheesemergency.”
In November 2013, the Pizza Underground played the anti-folk open mic night at the Sidewalk Cafe in New York using a pizza box as a percussion instrument. The band were threatened with violence by rival pizza-based band Personal & The Pizzas who formed in 2010 and released the ‘Raw Pie’ cassette on Burger Records in the same year. Speaking in 2013, frontman Personal claimed he was set to “kill” the Pizza Underground before suing them for stealing his niche.