Macaulay Culkin Joins Velvet Underground Tribute BandBy: Brian Powell - December 10, 2013
With the inevitable return of Christmas comes the inevitable return of Christmas-themed movies. Sure, we all watch Rudolph, Frosty, Charlie Brown, the Grinch, and the rest of the typical Christmas cast. One Christmas movie that everyone (and I mean everyone) loves and often overlooks, however, is Home Alone. The 1990 movie about a kid who gets left behind by the rest of his family while they take a trip to France for the holidays has been a classic since it was released, a fact that was further cemented when it received an Honest Trailers treatment earlier this year.
Unfortunately for Macaulay Culkin, the actor who plays Kevin McCallister, life has not been so grand since his days of childhood fame. Over the years, much has been made of Culkin’s real and rumored addictions to various drugs. This year, though, has brought promise to Culkin’s life.
Late last month, Culkin was spotted on a date in Paris (the city of love), hopefully repairing any damage caused by the break-up with Mila Kunis in 2011.
Perhaps it was this new-found, loving spirit which inspired Culkin to make his most recent career move from beloved child actor to a member in a Velvet Underground tribute band. In said band, Culkin plays the kazoo, some form of percussion, and provides vocals.
In true Kevin McCallister fashion, though, this tribute band is not some typical cover act. No, it’s much bigger than that. In order to ensure stardom and fame, Culkin and friends have decided to start The Pizza Underground, a Velvet Underground tribute band which adds a pizza-lens to every Velvet Underground song they cover.
One may think the band members are a bit off their rocker, but one’s mind has to change quickly upon discovery of the new rock anthems which can be created through the addition of pizza. “I’m Waiting for the Man” becomes “I’m Waiting for the Delivery Man;” “Femme Fatale” becomes “Pizza Gal;” and “These Days” turns into the instant classic, “Cheese Days”:
“I’ve been out walking / I don’t do too much toppings these days / Cheese days / Cheese days I seem to order cheese and don’t say please and then I walk away / Don’t ask for pepperoni, not today.”
If one wants to support Culkin’s newest career venture, just venture over to their bandcamp.com site where you can feel free to pay as much (or as little) as you want for The Pizza Underground’s first album.[Image via Tumblr]