Via Loudwire, a new interview from one of New Zealand’s late night talk shows Space recently surfaced that features an unusually strange encounter with American multi-instrumentalist Andrew W.K. Andrew, whose public persona is known for its crazy antics on and off the stage, first gained national attention with the EP Girls Own Juice, released in 2000. The following year he found immense success by way of singles “Party Hard” and “We Want Fun” off of his debut studio album I Get Wet.
The artist’s bizarre antics during a 2002 interview on the late-night show Space, have recently been unearthed. Stunts including giving an interview from beneath a baby grand piano and mounting a television that ended in possible broken bones.
“Amazing footage of Andrew WK live on New Zealand music show Space in 2002,” the clip’s caption reads. “Interview taking place under a grand piano and the performance going very differently to what was rehearsed, resulting in Andrew W.K. breaking his hand and leaving presenters Jaquie Brown and Hugh Sundae, stunned.”
For more on Andrew W.K., check out the announcement for his newest project God Is Partying, coming out in September.
Photo credit: Raymond Flotat