Ai Weiwei to Release Heavy Metal Album

March 12th, 2013

Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei talks on his mobile phone as he walks near the entrance to his studio in Beijing, via David Gray for ReutersChinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei has announced plans to release an album of heavy metal, inspired by his 81 days in detention in 2011, and his political stance towards the Chinese government.  Called “Divina Commedia,” the title is a comic play on the nickname “Ai God”  that he has earned among his supporters.  “You know, I’m a person that’s furthest away from music, I never sing,” Ai said. “But you’ll be surprised. You’ll like it.”

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