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    Andrew W.K. doesn't exist.

    Andrew W.K. rose to fame as a goofy, long-haired metal-kid-turned-party-boy with his 2001 album I Get Wet. But in 2004, things started to get strange. After a bizarre situation at a 2004 concert during which he abruptly left halfway through the show and never returned (and some audience and staff members doubted it was even him in the first place), Andrew W.K. abruptly stopped playing music altogether.

    He also shaved his ever-present facial hair and lost enough weight to spark rumors that Andrew W.K. is not one man but a stage persona performed by multiple different people, ranging from Dave Grohl to Steev Mike. Some sources say that Steev Mike—an enigmatic figure who is credited as an executive producer on Andrew W.K.’s first album—is actually the puppeteer pulling the strings, but evidence is scarce.

    Hot take: "I'm not the guy you've seen from the I Get Wet album... I'm not that same person. I don't just mean that in a philosophical or conceptual way. It's not the same person at all."—Andrew W.K.