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Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei to release heavy metal album

London, Mar 12 (ANI): Chinese dissident and artist Ai Weiwei has announced that he would release a debut album influenced by heavy metal music.

The album will have nine tracks, some of which the artist describes as ‘more punkish’ and some as ‘more pop’.

Ai said he wrote the lyrics and would also debut as a singer.

According to the BBC, the music is the work of rocker Zuoxiao Zuzhou, Ai’s friend.

But Ai stressed his foray into music did not mean that he was moving away from art.

The artist said he said he became interested in music during his 81 days in detention without charge in 2011. (ANI)