March 5, 2013


Moby, Aimee Mann & Weird Al Auditioned for the Postal Service?

A recently unearthed video offers a startling revelation about the formation of beloved indie electronic duo the Postal Service: Ben Gibbard wasn't the only one vying for vocal duties! As this never-before-seen footage from 2002 shows, everyone from Moby to Aimee Mann to Weird Al to Blink-182's Tom DeLonge to Guns N' Roses' Duff McKagan auditioned to be the singer.

Okay, so it's not real footage—it's actually just a new Funny or Die video. But it's hysterical and brilliantly cast. Aside from Moby's GG Allin-esque scream-fest, the best audition is Duff McKagan, who a Sub Pop Records rep doesn't believe was in GnR ("We all know who's in Guns N' Roses, man, it's Axl, Slash, the guy in the top hat and Buckethead!") 

Watch it over here, and check out the reunited Postal Service's additional tour dates.