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Andrew W.K. to Send Million-Volt Keyboard Solo Through Magician David Blaine’s Body

Scott Gries / Bryan Bedder, Getty Images Magician David Blaine is known for some pretty outrageous stunts, and his latest will include rocker Andrew W.K. performing a keyboard solo that will send one million volts through his body. W.K. definitely loves to rock and nothing says that more than getting to play a high voltage instrument, but the musician admits he’s not sure how this will pan out. “A 1,000,000 volt keyboard?,” said a wowed W.K. in a statement. “This is absolutely a once-in-a-lifetime musical experience and probably the most dangerous musical instrument ever created! I’m absolutely electrified and terrified by the opportunity to play a keyboard solo with so much energy and to use this incredibly powerful device to send a musical surge through David’s brain! I just hope he can withstand my high-powered party piano playing.” The event, dubbed ‘Electrified,’ will take place at New York’s Pier 54 today through Oct. 8 and is sponsored by Blaine’s partnership with Intel’s Ultrabook. Blaine will reportedly be attached to seven Tesla coils over a 72-hour period and Intel Ultrabook users can play their part by using their Intel Ultrabooks to control the strength of the electrical charge (typing ‘DB’ provides a stronger charge). In a video interview with Google Plus (seen below), Blaine says, “There’s this toy from Sharper Image. It was like a plasma ball, where you touch the side of it and all the static electricity comes off to your fingertips from the center. I always loved that, and I wanted to create that where I would be in the center.” Andrew W.K.’s portion of the event will reportedly find the musician performing on a keyboard that’s powered by the seven Tesla coils that surround Blaine. The W.K. keyboard solo portion will be live streamed Oct. 7 at 7:30PM at Ultrabook’s YouTube channel . Watch David Blaine Discuss His ‘Electrified’ Stunt [button href=”” title=”Next: Andrew W.K.: Top 21st Century Hard Rock Songs” align=”center”]

Andrew W.K. Promotes Uniqueness at Ohio-Based ‘My Little Pony’ Convention

Cindy Ord, Getty Images It’s never a surprise to see Andrew W.K . popping up in the most unexpected places with his ‘Party Hard’ mentality and endless source of party tips for friends and fans. However, his latest public appearance at the ‘My Little Pony’ convention was certainly a unique one. Each year the fans and followers of ‘My Little Pony’ gather for their annual ‘My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic’ Convention, and this year, Andrew W.K. served on a panel at the convention in Strongsville, Ohio. Andrew W.K. is never short on inspiring words and his message for the fans was one of individuality and joy, saying, “The amount of joy being conjured up in this room … it will spread through the whole universe. You should feel proud of that; that’s a real achievement.” He also commented on the inclusive nature of the event and the overall acceptance he felt right away. “It’s a humbling experience … to be a part of something, even if it’s like a neighborhood,” said Andrew W.K. “It doesn’t mean you’re giving up a part of yourself. We choose to get together and celebrate our uniqueness.” The ‘My Little Pony’ franchise began in the early ‘80s with the line of pony doll figurines geared towards young girls and has carried on with cartoons and animated features including the latest televised series ‘My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.’ Strangely enough, according to Rolling Stone , a subculture of older teen men and adults who watch the show referred to as ‘bronies’ made up the majority of the attendees in Andrew W.K.’s panel. [button href=”” title=”Next: Andrew W.K.: Top 21st Century Hard Rock Songs” align=”center”]

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