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Macaulay Culkin's pizza-themed Velvet Underground cover band got booed off stage

The crowd also threw beer at the actor-turned-musician


Prachi Gupta
May 27, 2014 7:39PM (UTC)

The comedy of Macaulay Culkin's pizza-themed Velvet Underground/Lou Reed cover band, Pizza Undergound, was not apparent to its audience in Nottingham, England, where the parody band was booed off stage amid a torrent of beer bottles. The band, participating in the Dot to Dot Festival in the UK, is known for its bizarre kazoo solos, pizza-box banging and pizza parodies like, "Take a Bite of the Wild Slice" ("Walk on the Wild Side"), "All The Pizza Parties" ("All Tomorrow's Parties") and "It's a Pizza Day" ("Perfect Day"). Apparently, that is about as annoying as it sounds, though the crowd at Rock City went a little too far to express their displeasure, according to the Nottingham Post.

After being attacked by beer bottles, Culkin cried, "Why are you throwing those? I’d rather drink them!"

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This was not enough to sway the audience, however, and Culkin felt compelled to end the set. "That's the end of the show, goodnight." The band later tweeted:

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Not all of the band's performances were, err, as poorly received. Pitchfork reports that the band was booed in Bristol on Saturday, but there was no beer:


Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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