Gino DePinto, AOL At last, our saga with Andrew W.K. and Marky Ramone comes…
- Posted on Oct 13th 2011 3:40PM by Melody Lau
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Not everyone feels Andrew W.K. came about his empire organically, though. Certain naysayers have attacked his credibility, accusing him of being a product of the bigwigs who supposedly created Lady Gaga.
"It hurt my ego," the rocker tells Spinner of discovering the websites offering up "the truth about Andrew W.K." "It's a dangerous game whether you take it seriously or listen too closely to people's opinions."
"These facts are true about me, I am from the same group of people behind Lady Gaga -- Universal Music Group -- but that doesn't mean that we're part of some conspiracy," he adds. "That's where it gets frustrating, because basic information gets skewed."
"I do love Lady Gaga, though," he says, "I think she's fantastic."
Perhaps W.K. will speak to the "conspiracy" to his forthcoming book, which will become the focus of his creative energy once he puts the follow-up to 2006's 'Close Calls With Brick Walls' to bed. While he's eager to jump into the literary world, for the meantime, he's busy "taking each song one at a time and trying to get it to the ceiling of physical pleasure through music."
"I've been working with a book agent for years now but I just really wanted to do the album before the book," he says.
And if his hilarious tweets are any indication of the man's skills as a wordsmith, well, this book is going to be a best-seller.
"I love the computer and the Internet, and have since we started Andrew W.K. The computer is an extraordinarily powerful tool and designed perfectly for what we're trying to do."
W.K. admits that his amusing tweets instructing fans to "shower with sunglasses on because it'll be a much more intense experience," among other outrageous suggestions, are as much for himself as they are for all the tweeters out there.
"Ultimately, I'm trying to cheer myself up," he admits. "A lot of the Andrew W.K. experience was to try to help me fight depression and my dark side when I was younger, especially as a teenager, so a lot of it is self-help, hoping that other people can get something out of it, too."