In addition to directing out of his own production company and making contentious features like American History X, Tony Kaye is also a musician. In fact, he just signed with New York/London-based Amber Music, and he hopes to start laying tracks as soon as an appropriate project rears its head. "I'm not right for everything, you know," deadpans Kaye, who until recently fronted a band simply called K, which performed at the 2001 Clios in Miami. "But I have an open mind, and hopefully someone will give me a break, just like they did when I was a new director." Kaye, who sings and plays guitar, feels his former band is somewhat reminiscent of Henry Rollins' group; he says his musical niche is "hardcore drunk rock," and describes himself as a "stuttering-word artist," rather than a spoken-word artist like Rollins. Kaye is currently working on a compilation album that will include "Seaside Suicide," a song about his grandmother's fatal jaunt into the sea. We can't wait for the video.