There’s no one in music quite like Andrew W.K. Dressed from head to toe in good-guy-white and pretty much always donning a goofy smile, he’s the reverse image of the garden-variety gloom-and-doom metalhead. Andrew’s bafflingly affable persona makes him an outlier amongst fellow headbangers, but it’s his seemingly bottomless supply of party-starting energy and relentlessly positive outlook on life that has made him both an icon and an enigma…as well as a magnet for conspiracy theories. Andrew W.K. will be in Chicago this New Year’s Eve to rock a special show at Thalia Hall and while it’s sure to be an amazing time, it’s worth noting that he’s always as ready to “Party Hard” offstage as he is during one of his faithfully frenetic live sets that serve as high-octane testaments to the limitlessness of human possibility. Sometimes that means speculating on Nicolas Cage as a vampire or just chilling out to a rerun of Friendship Is Magic, and the other day it meant having a chat with the good folks at Chicago INNERVIEW.