Bahrain

US Denies Selecting Andrew W.K. to Go to Bahrain

When it's time to party you will ... never mind.

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The US State Department was forced to deny Monday that it had invited a notorious rock star behind such classics as "Party Til You Puke" to represent America in the conservative Gulf state of Bahrain.

Musician, DJ, motivational speaker and self-styled "King of Partying" Andrew W.K. had earlier claimed to have been named a US "cultural ambassador" to the troubled Arab kingdom, a close US ally beset by sectarian tension.

"We will unite the human race with love and partying," he declared.