He must want bogan chicks not just hippie chicks

Weiwei is going to make a heavy metal album, widening his appeal:

Artist and political activist Ai Weiwei is set to release an album, which will be influenced by heavy metal.

Being a sculptor, photographer, filmmaker and architect isn’t enough for the Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei. He is now planning to add rock star to his long list of job titles.

Ai, who designed the Beijing National Stadium, made a recent foray into pop stardom with his take on Gangnam Style, a pastiche of the single by Korean musician Psy.?

The artist’s album is due for release in two months and is currently in its final stages of production.

Ai has admitted that he didn’t play an instrument: “I sing and I wrote the songs. It’s about my condition and China’s condition.”

“My favourite band will be myself,” he added.