Contributed by aubin.
Posted by adam
January 4, 2010 at 11:35 AM (EST)
We've been watching this story develop over the last few weeks and are just as confused as you are. Exclaim
is reporting on a video posted by the site RockFeedBack
in which Andrew W.K.
admits that he isn't the original performer. In the talk at London's Madame JoJo's club he states:
I'm not the guy you've seen from the I Get Wet album… I'm not that same person. I don't just mean that in a philosophical or conceptual way. It's not the same person at all...
Andrew WK was created, and this is a bit of a confession, by a large group of people, almost a conference of people, and we talked about how we could come up with something that would move people, that was done in the spirit of commerce, that was done in the spirit of entertainment… I am the next person who is playing Andrew WK.
This follows a set of defensive statements to the contrary on W.K.'s Twitter account
over the last month. In response to the confusion, the Santos Party House in Manhattan, NY, which W.K. co-owns, has booked an event for February 23rd
Due to an overwhelming amount of questions regarding his career, his past, and his future, Santos Party House co-owner, Andrew W.K., has decided to offer himself to the people of New York City, for an evening of totally open inquiry. This is a chance to ask Andrew anything, and he'll certainly do his best to answer everything. Have your questions in mind and come on down! This is a one-night-only event sure to get the PARTY going HARD!
Furthermore Andrew W.K. released a statement on his website
yesterday that further addresses the controversy, although it does not directly contradict or confirm the statements made in London.