It’s probable you haven’t heard about Macaulay Culkin’s tribute band called The Pizza Underground, but that is because the five members have just released their demo. The pizza-themed Velvet Underground Tribute Band was formed one year ago, but has only recently started to gain popularity. The Guardian first reported the news.
After what tabloids described, in 2012, as a shady existence, involving a battle with drugs, which showed a malnourished, pushed to the edge Culkin, the actor, who became famous as a child star, acting in the “Home Alone” franchise, has turned to music. He formed a band called The Pizza Underground, together with four other anti-folk musicians: Matt Colbourn, Phoebe Kreutz, Deenah Vollmer and Austin Kilham.
Just days ago, the band taped a demo including tracks named “Papa John Says,” “I’m Waiting for Delivery Man” and “Take a Bite of the Wild Slice.” The songs were recorded at Macaulay Culkin’s house last month. And, in early November gave a Lou Tribute show at the Sidewalk Café.
33-year-old Culkin, who is considered to have been the most successful child actor since Shirley Temple, may have more to offer than a pretty face and amazing acting skills. Credited with “percussion/kazoo/vocals” in the music group formed in 2012, he looked passionate when performing with the band at Comic Arts Brooklyn recently.
The Pizza Underground’s popularity is up and rising. Its Facebook page and Twitter account have gained the interest of some pretty cool people:
“THE PIZZA UNDERGROUND?! http://fb.me/1cPxXsfUb”, tweeted Legs McNeil.
“@cheesedayz Hi- I’m a producer with Good Morning America- could you follow me so I can send you a direct message? Thanks”, wrote Brandon Bodow.
Photo: Courtesy of The Pizza Underground