Macaulay Culkin’s weekend musical performance across the pond probably won’t do much to quiet rumors that the former child star has become caught up in a tangled web of despair and drug addiction.
Say hello to The Pizza Underground — Culkin’s pizza-themed Velvet Underground cover band. Yes, this is really a thing…Here’s how it works; Culkin and his crew cover songs from ’60s/’70s rock group Velvet Underground and change all the lyrics to songs about pizza.
Still confused? So were the good people of Nottingham.
The Pizza Underground’s Saturday evening set at the Dot to Dot Festival (also a real thing) was cut short after the band was pelted with pints of beer, booed, jeered and mercilessly heckled upon taking the stage. Mac remained calm, while trying to harmonizing with beer dripping from his stringy blonde mane. He joked:
“Why are you throwing those? I’d rather drink them!”
It was the interruption of a kazoo solo, however, that was the final straw. The Home Alone star called it a night after two more mugs of beer landed onstage.
“That’s the end of the show. Goodnight.”
Culkin sulked off, reportedly livid that his “fans” had been robbed of the opportunity to hear more pizza-inspired takes on rock classics.
Dot to Dot attendees were just as vocal in voicing their displeasure with Mac’s performance in print as they were with beer. One concertgoer told The Nottingham Post:
“It just sounds awful. I can’t believe he is doing this. Why bother? It must go down well in America or something.”
Jess, 19, told the paper:
“I feel really sorry for him. I mean, the music did sound terrible, but it isn’t very fair to be hit with so much beer and booed, is it?”
That depends on who’s telling the story, Jess.
The masses soon took to Twitter to relish the experience.
Elsa Druiett tweeted:
“Most surreal moment ever watching Macaulay Culkin bang on a pizza box singing about pizza. Yes, actual Macaulay Culkin.”
Josh Bakewell chimed in:
“The fact that Macaulay Culkin got booed of stage in Nottingham with Pizza Underground is amazing!”