POP UNCULTURED: A roundup of weird music news for the week ending April 27

by Anne T. Donahue

April 27, 2012






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Since it’s impossible to address the total madness of the music industry in only five days, Pop Uncultured saves some of the week’s strangest stories for Friday afternoon. Enjoy?

TLC is going to reunite [FULL STORY]

Hologram-fest continues with news that TLC are planning a reunion tour that will include the vocals and rumoured video projection of Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes. This latest technological advancement may seem like a cash grab, but at least if its making musicians turn over in their graves, we’ll be able to see it happen onstage.

Jack White will be scoring The Lone Ranger [FULL STORY]

Disney’s The Lone Ranger has an official composer, and that composer is Jack White. According to Jerry Bruckheimer, the former White Stripes frontman is “an amazing songwriter with a unique style” and he’s “thrilled to hear his fresh take on the William Tell Overture.” Unfortunately, Jerry Bruckheimer’s also about to find out what happens when Tim Burton is actually disguised as Jack White and vows to show everyone what happens when Johnny Depp strays too far.

Chris Brown is breeding pitbulls [FULL STORY]

And nobody is upset as this guy:

“There can only be one.”

Drake promises to be happier on his third album

Drake’s Take Care may have been morose, but he’s assured fans that he’s now in a “very, very, very, very, very different place” and in “a different mindset that [he’s] very proud of.” Okay, that’s all well and good, Drake, but where’s THE PROOF?

😀 [via Vulture]

A lady danced in butter for art, and it’s been set to Adele [FULL STORY]

Who would’ve known how bittersweet this would taste.

Rihanna wanted James Franco for “We Found Love”

According to Vulture, James Franco nearly played Rihanna’s other half in the “We Found Love” video, provided we all assume that his quote, “the one with the relationship that gets crazy” pertains to that. On the contrary, I won’t assume anything, and choose to believe he was in talks to portray an umbrella.

LMFAO are planning a movie

If you’re sexy and you know it, clap your hands because LMFAO have a “movie up their sleeves.” Despite being worried that “it might be too much for the world,” Redfoo is adamant that audiences “do some sit-ups and stuff [because] you might be laughing.” According to this guy’s reaction, at least:

#LMFAO [via Billboard]

Bon Iver erotica exists

And with stories like “Bon Iver is standing in the snow with his shirt off, just listening,” imagine my surprise when 50 Shades Of Grey did not describe his abundant cardigan collection.

Justin Bieber wrote a song about the fake pregnancy accusation

Justin Bieber has officially reacted to the (fake) pregnancy scandal that plagued him last year, explaining that “there’s a song about that girl . . . that said she was going to have my baby.” Finally, I’m being immortalized through song. [via Billboard]

Beyonce has been named People‘s Most Beautiful Woman

And in further “DUH” news, Drake is STOKED.


Tags: Music, News, Adele, Beyonce, bon iver, Chris Brown, Drake, Jack White, Johnny Depp, Justin Bieber, LMFAO, Rihanna






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