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

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


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.