Van Halen not impressed with Karl Pilkington's 'Jump'
Tuesday 13 Sep 2011 9:59 a.m.
Karl Pilkington holding his phone, which is displaying a self-portrait of Ricky Gervais
Rockers Van Halen are desperate to ban a comedian's performance of their hit track ‘Jump’ from Ricky Gervais' latest TV series - because it's shockingly bad.
The Office creator sent a camera crew to film his sidekick Karl Pilkington singing the song alongside an American chorus club for upcoming TV show An Idiot Abroad: The Bucket List.
But according to Gervais, the band was less than impressed with Pilkington's rendition - and they've asked to censor it from the programme.
He tells Britain's The Sun, "Van Halen are trying to put a stop on it, because it is that bad. But (TV network) Sky have got a blanket agreement so we can put it out in England. But we can't put it out in America or on the DVD."
An Idiot Abroad: The Bucket List, which is produced by Gervais, follows Pilkington as he attempts to tackle a list of challenges he wants to accomplish before he dies.