Remember Balloon Boy? He Now Fronts the “World’s Youngest Metal Band”

Come back with me through the mists of pop culture history to a time before there were Kardashians, duck call millionaires and people rooting about in storage lockers.  Yes, we’re heading back to 2009.  Remember when we all thought that 6 year-old Falcon Heene floated away on a balloon-borne journey that turned out to be a total fake?

When it was discovered that this whole thing was a hoax, everyone was quite upset.  And I mean everyone.

What ever happened to the Heenes?  Well, the parents still insist that this wasn’t a hoax.  But could it be that they’re just looking to promote little Falcon’s metal band?  Hey, it’s in their best interests.  Money is tight and the family is apparently living mostly off little Falcon’s meager earnings as a musician fronting Heene Boyz.

You can read the whole sad story at Details.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “Remember Balloon Boy? He Now Fronts the “World’s Youngest Metal Band”

  • June 12, 2014 at 10:22 am

    Someone should stick that kid back in a balloon.


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