Author, businessperson and American environmental activist, Albert Arnold "Al" Gore, announced today that he is to dip his toe in to the world of music we call pop.
Mr Gore says that he found his inspiration and realised his musical talents whilst trekking in Nepal and beating his Sherpa rhythmically with a stick.
"My Sherpa guide was beginning to tire, so as is routine I began to beat him frantically so that he might find the strength to continue.
It was during one of these morale boosting beatings that one of my fellow trekkers commented on the amazing rhythm I generated, when smashing my Sherpa, and immediately started to dance uncontrollably.
When I returned home, I insisted on taking my Sherpa back with me and straight away I booked some studio time."
His album, The Al Gore Rhythm, which consists of mainly cover versions including, Hit me with your 'Al Gore' Rhythm Stick, Hit Me Baby One More Time and You Can Call Me Al 'Gore', goes on general release next week.