Since an incident in 2014 that ended in The Pizza Underground getting bombarded with beer bottles and booed off the stage, many thought it would be the end for the pie-inspired band. But member Macaulay Culkin claims the band has been working on new material following a two-year “cheesemergency.”
The band is known for being a Velvet Underground tribute act that replaces the original lyrics with pizza-fuelled puns in songs like “I’m Waiting for Delivery Man,” and “Take a Bite of the Wild Slice.” The former Kevin McCallister says he believes the concept of the band is funny and that his fame adds a level of absurdity to the whole act. Enjoy this throwback documentary of the band’s first performance below.
“It’s one of those good ideas you have when you’re drunk, and you wake up and forget about it. But we’re taking it to the end of the joke,” Culkin told The Guardian. “We have an album coming out, a vinyl pressing with a children’s choir, a symphony orchestra.”
In his first high-profile interview in nearly a decade, the 35-year-old divulged details of his life post-Home Alone. He’s written a novel, starred in a web comedy and dabbled in voice acting and visual arts. Between referring to himself in the third person and not answering questions about Michael Jackson, Culkin reveals a witty, matured version of himself that’s very much at peace.
When discussing more about his childhood and how anti-climatic his life of staying up late, sleeping in and immature humour with friends has become, Culkin has no regrets: “It’s allowed me to become the person I am, and I like me, so I wouldn’t change a thing.”
And now, he’s a video of Culkin eating a slice of pizza.
Which is not unlike Andy Warhol eating a hamburger.