Yes, it’s true! Following-up on his exclusive interview with Donald Tardy of Obituary and the I Get Wet album, Vince’s hard-hitting investigation into the Andrew W.K.(s?) conspiracy continued late last week, as he was actually able to get A.W.K. – or whomever the hell is playing A.W.K. these days – on the phone. We’ll have the full interview for you next week, but in the meantime, here’s an excerpt:

You said, “I’m actually not Andrew W.K. I’m not the same guy that you may have seen from the I Get Wet album. I’m not that same person.”

Okay, so this is the part of the lecture that was towards the beginning. Is that correct?

Yes, towards the beginning.

Okay, yeah. So I guess the situation is, as I’ve stated earlier in our interview tonight, that on one hand I was wanting to follow some advice that was presented to me on how to address this and that advice involved certain language that was deemed the most appropriate on how to not avoid the truth but address the issue in a way that allowed me to still retain my own standing. See, it’s even hard for me to talk about this now because, again, this video wasn’t meant to be seen like this. It wasn’t anticipated that this kind of questioning would come up and the very nature of how I spoke that night was based on limitation that I’m still within now.

Right. I’m not trying to put words in your mouth here at all, so don’t take offense, but it sounds almost like you’re saying that you were advised to almost perpetuate this rumor.

Saying it like that, it makes it more of a question of whether it’s a rumor or not.

Well, it is. People are saying it. I think the definition of a rumor is that people aren’t sure but whispers are going around.

Well, maybe the best way for me to respond is to say I can’t confirm or deny that issue.

The issue being whether or not you were advised to perpetuate this rumor as I stated it?

No, no, no. Whether or not I am Andrew W.K. in a way that was addressed in the lecture.

Got it. So whether or not you are the same guy as on the I Get Wet album?

No, not that. The idea that Andrew W.K. has been…  the idea that… oh, man. I don’t know how to say it.

It’s fine. Take your time.

I’m not able to find the right words that I’m able to say in order to put this together. It’s ridiculous. I’m sorry.

That’s okay.

There’s a reason why for a long time that I didn’t talk about this stuff at all and tried to avoid it as much as I possibly could. For years we did, until 2005 it never came up at all. Then there was a bunch of very unfortunate turns of events that we dealt with. It started being something that I haven’t been able to avoid, and it’s been really embarrassing and it’s been infuriating. It’s all my fault, really. I don’t want to look like I’m trying to blame someone or look like a victim because everything that I’m involved in, I got involved in. You know what I mean?


I wouldn’t be in this situation if I didn’t sign up for it a long time ago.

Confused? So are we! Check back next week for the rest of Vince’s exclusive interview with the man who may or may not actually be Andrew W.K.!


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