A few weeks ago, after Amanda Palmer's secret solo gig at Zuzu -- which was awesomeness, by the way; even though her voice was shot, included a Polynesian ukulele version of Radiohead's "Creep" and an Elliott Smith song dedicated to a certain Phoenix writer who shall remain nameless -- a little birdie happened to mention that the Dresden Dolls were about to shoot a video in homage to David Lee Roth's "California Girls." According to this casting call, the shoot is May 3 out on the West Coast.
What you won't find in the casting call: the aforementioned little birdie also told us that David Lee Roth has signed on to appear in the video. That's right. Dresden Dolls parody of DLR's "California Girls," starring DLR, shot on the same location as the original: Venice Beach. Even weirder: according to some post on a message board, Brian Viglione won't be in it.
UPDATED MAY 1: Alas, DLR has dropped out; sources site "weird publicity shit with Van Halen." Gee, you think? However, the guest list for the video now includes MARGARET CHO and DAVID J from Bauhaus, which is even funnier. Totally. Better. Concept. Brian still not in it. Still an homage to "California Girls." Still shooting on location.
More on Amanda's Ben Folds-produced solo disc here.