Russell Crowe’s desperate bid to promote his band Indoor Garden Party backfires as radio hosts Jonesy and Amanda reveal that ‘playing his music is a condition for getting an interview’
Russell Crowe’s desperate bid to promote his band Indoor Garden Party on national radio backfired badly this week.
The Gladiator star, 55, was scheduled to appear on WSFM’s Jonesy & Amanda on Thursday to discuss his new television series, but cancelled at the last minute.
The following day, radio host Amanda Keller, 57, revealed the embarrassing reason why Russell decided to pull the plug on the interview at the eleventh hour.
How embarrassing! Russell Crowe’s desperate bid to promote his band Indoor Garden Party has backfired badly, after a radio host revealed his bizarre interview conditions
‘He’s cancelled. I’ll tell you why – he’d only come on to talk about [The Loudest Voice] if we’d play his song,’ Amanda said.
Her co-host Brendan ‘Jonesy’ Jones then remarked that he didn’t even know Russell was still making music.
‘He wanted us to play it, I didn’t want to play it,’ Amanda replied, before playing a brief soundbite of the track by Russell’s band Indoor Garden Party.
Truth be told: WSFM’s Amanda Keller (pictured) revealed that Russell decided to pull the plug on their interview at the eleventh hour because the station wouldn’t play one of his songs
After giving WSFM the cold shoulder, Amanda said that Russell decided to appear on Nova 96.9’s Fitzy and Wippa instead, after they agreed to play his song.
They then aired a short clip from the Fitzy and Wippa interview, in which the Hollywood star took a bizarre swipe at them on air.
Russell had claimed that he cancelled the interview with Jonesy & Amanda because of their ‘really bad taste in music’.
Low blows: Amanda’s co-host Brendan ‘Jonesy’ Jones (pictured) said that he didn’t even know Russell was still making music
Amanda said she was disappointed by Russell’s behaviour because the miniseries he is promoting, The Loudest Voice, is a ‘fantastic piece of television’ .
She also referenced an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, in which Russell repeatedly referred to himself as an ‘actor’, rather than an ‘actor-slash-musician’.
The Loudest Voice, about the downfall of late Fox News chairman Roger Ailes, will premiere in Australia on Monday July 1 on Stan
Rivals: After WSFM refused to play Russell’s music, he decided to appear on another Sydney radio show, Fitzy & Wippa, instead. Pictured: Ryan ‘Fitzy’ Fitzgerald and Michael ‘Wippa’ Wipfli