Then in the midst of all the confusion in his life, he came to the realization that he had to make a change. He knew he didn’t just want to be a guy in his 15th band, the guy talking about his time in Nirvana and Soundgarden 20 years later. He wanted to do something, he said, something impossible. “I was in the cool bands,” he told me in the cabin. “I was psyched to do the most uncool thing you could possibly do.”
I so want this to be real. See also.
Andrew W.K. of hitting himself in the face with a brick until he bleeds fame, has – according to his website – been invited as a cultural ambassador to Bahrain, “to promote partying and positive power.”
UPDATE Nov 26 2012 15:23 PST
Alas, Salon is reporting that the State Department has uninvited AWK.
I know I shared these links like a year ago or so, but apparently I never posted them here.