Remember the hoax three years ago when a father reportedly said that his son Falcon Heene was stuck in a homemade flying saucer? Ah yes, that Falcon Heene.
Now, publicity magnet Richard Heene has another plan up his sleeves. His son Falcon, along with siblings Ryo, 12, and Bradford, 13 have now become “the world’s youngest heavy metal band.”
The “Heene Boyz” tout Falcon as the frontman/lead singer. All the boys have learned to play their instruments through lessons on Youtube. The website advertises their first album, and shows photos of the kids with scantily clad women who are reportedly part of their music videos.
“The Heene Boyz have made many appearances on television,” the website reads, “that include two times on Wife Swap, and have they been in the news for their storm chase adventures.”
New York Times described the scene during their interview:
All three are dressed in black T-shirts and jean shorts. They have long, luxurious black hair that falls to their waists and would make a Kardashian look bald by comparison. These manes whip around like windmills as the boys thrash.
Falcon wails, “What do we do? Hang out in the park/Joey’s out playing in the dark/Oh my God—bored out of my mind/Adults don’t treat kids so effin’ kind.”
When it’s time for the guitar solo, Bradford nails it one-handed, Eddie Van Halen style. Falcon plucks bass strings with his teeth. When finished, they grin, make devil horns, and do handstands.
The walls are covered with faded family photos, kids’ paintings, chore charts, to-do lists, printouts of scientific data, and schedules (“Get up, read books, work out, do schoolwork, rehearse, rehearse, rehearse”). Then there are the typed affirmations on plain white office paper. A couple of these say, in all caps: “HEENE BOYZ WANT RECORD DEAL!” and “HEENE BOYZ WILL TOUR WITH METALLICA.”
Despite being the boys’ manager, Richard Heene, who received a jail sentence and $47,000 for the balloon hoax claims that he has little to do with this latest stunt.
“Exploitation?” Heene said. “Nobody has said anything about that.”