Jeff Bottari, Getty Images Kelly Rowland's new gig has caused her to cancel and…
- Posted on Jan 5th 2010 4:00PM by Linda Laban
"I really like it," the 'Party Hard' singer tells Spinner, emphasizing each word with typical zeal. "I got hooked on it earlier on, through my music, when I would be a guest on a TV show or do a musical performance on 'Saturday Night Live' or 'Conan O'Brien.' Seeing the studio, the lights and the cameras, seeing how it worked and shooting music videos, too. That intense process of working with a 100 people over a two-day period, the teamwork and the energy."
He's enthusiastic all right, but that's not to say Andrew W.K.'s musical career is taking a back seat. The recently-released '55 Cadillac,' which comprised an out-of-leftfield set of improvised solo piano pieces, is followed next February by 'Close Calls With Brick Walls,' which was previously only available overseas due to contractual wrangles in the U.S.
Still, he's definitely got the TV bug. "What's interesting is that you're putting so much effort, so much work, so much time and so much money into creating something that really is just an experience. It's not a car, it's not a sculpture; it's just shapes and colors and sound coming through on a flat screen." Just how he got into this second career is, he says, a matter of being in the right place at the right time with the right contacts. "Divine intervention or whatever made it possible. I didn't come from television, but I intend making the most of the opportunity."