Marketing and merchandising have invaded just about every inch of space that you hold near and dear. We were surprised to find that some bands’ reaches go even further. Check out the bizarre ways in which some of our favorite artists attempt to brand themselves.
JUSTIN BIEBER SHOWER CURTAIN
What is it?: Nuff said. No shower can put out Bieber fever.
Weirdness factor: Very. Showering beside a 3-foot tall Bieber head is the equivalent of watching Never Say Never naked. Quite simply horrifying.
What is it?: A “tobacco” grinder emblazoned with the band’s name and a psychedelic cat drawing.
Weirdness factor: Given their fan base, probably not that weird.
What is it?: Waka Flocka Flame’s quick-and-easy Halloween costume idea, a mask of his head.
Weirdness factor: Let’s just say this costume isn’t going to get you a lot of candy.
What is it?: For mashup artist E-603′s most recent pay-what-you-want album, you can pay $1000 to live at the artist’s house for a weekend and compete in a badminton tournament with him.
Weirdness factor: Really, really weird.
HORSE THE BAND’S PIZZA EP
What is it?: After eating “really, really good pizza at Lou Malnati’s in Chicago,” metalcore group Horse the Band cut their tour short in order to write an ode to Malnati’s pizza on vinyl — packaged, of course, in a pizza box.
Weirdness factor: Weird to those not familiar with the deliciousness of Lou Malnati’s pizza.
Price: It’s really rare, so probably a lot.
WEEN COLORING BOOK
What is it?: Off-kilter alternative rockers Ween present images in black and white for you to color in.
Weirdness factor: It’s weird just to spend $20 on a fucking coloring book.
What is it?: Everyone’s favorite facepainted hair metal band put their faces on a box of “sweet crunchy rice cereal.”
Weirdness factor: Not that weird. It’s probably tastier than it is weird.
Price: Virtually impossible to get your hands on a box.
FEIST MUSIC BOX
What is it?: Canadian songstress condenses some of her songs into those quaint little music boxes that your grandma collects.
Weirdness factor: Probably the most normal item on the list. It’s really just kinda cool.
LAMB OF GOD CASKET
What is it?: Popular death metalheads Lamb of God designed a casket full of their merchandise.
Weirdness factor: Weird that they took the phrase “death metal” literally. It really wasn’t meant to be interpreted like that.