Bijou Phillips Keeps It Wild For Solo Debut

Notorious club kid and music legend offspring Bijou Phillips has been declared positively fabu by New York hipsters, but how will she play in Peoria?

We'll find out this week as Phillips' music debut, "I'd Rather Eat Glass," arrives in stores.

While this week sees the launch of her recording career, Phillips has already chalked up her share of "Behind The Music" style fodder. As the daughter of the Mamas and the Papas' John Phillips, she learned to play guitar by the age of 15, and went on to spend her formative teen years as a wild child on the New York club scene.

As it turns out, things are only slightly calmer on Phillips first single, "When I Hated Him (Don't Tell Me)."

"When I was making this song I was like, 'We're going to make this the biggest pop gigantic monster on the planet,'" Phillips told MTV News while posing for R.E.M. frontman and photographer Michael Stipe last week for the fashion magazine "Nylon." "So we put a choir in the background and at the

end of the song (there's) like this 30-person choir and I conducted them and I sang with them and got all aggro on it."

Phillips will further pursue her new career with a stint on this summer's Lilith Fair tour (see "Sarah McLachlan, Monica Talk Lilith As Dates Are Set").

Bijou will also venture into acting with a role in the upcoming "Black & White," which sees her share the screen with members of the Wu-Tang Clan. Phillips can also be spotted in the upcoming film "Sugartown" with former Duran Duran bassist John Taylor.