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Skrillex Hair-on-Fire Video Not as Exciting as Advertised

Dubstep superstar briefly sets himself ablaze blowing out birthday candles

By: SPIN Staff // January 17, 2013

“Skrillex Sets Hair on Fire In Birthday Candle Disaster” shouts TMZ this morning in one of the gossip site’s typically hysterical headlines, so of course our curiosity (and concern — we’re not monsters!) was piqued. Fortunately in this potentially dangerous case, the hyperbole was just that: but if you’d like to see a 42-second clip of Sonny Moore perched over a cake shaped like a massive turntable in Hollywood, leaning his famous locks into a comically huge number of candles, briefly igniting, and then putting himself out, we can provide that for you: