The Pizza Underground: Macaulay Culkin and His Bandmates Are Super Obsessed with Pizza

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If you were watching any of the Home Alone movies lately wondering, "Gee, what's Macaulay Culkin up to these days?" here is the answer. He's busy singing and playing kazoo in a band called the Pizza Undergroud.

But why is it called the Pizza Underground? Because the band is "just trying to focus on what's important...the pizza."

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In an interview with MTV (you can watch it below) one of the band member explains, "We were bitten by a radioactive pizza slice in the hills of Catalonia. We used to be one person and we've now become five."

That's right, five deadpan rockers singing pizza-themed covers of the Velvet Underground. Their list of songs -- all recorded at Culkin's house -- include "Papa John Says," "All the Pizza Parties," and "Take a Bite of the Wild Slice." You can hear them all on their Bandcamp page -- and surprisingly it doesn't sound as bad as you're probably imagining.

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There's also an 8-minute Pizza Underground documentary availiable via Rolling Stone. In it you can see them using pizza boxes as drums (because, duh, what else would a pizza band use as a drum?) and generally taking themselves very seriously.

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