Last Lap

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Last Lap: Chris Martin Is His Own Security Guard, Defending Home From Singing Trespasser

Chris Martin Is His Own Security Guard, Defending Home From Singing Trespasser
Well, maybe defending is the wrong word. Chris Martin simply politely asked an intruder to leave, and he did. The fan had climbed over Martin’s garden fence to serenade him by singing Coldplay songs. [NME]

A Musician Started The Bon Jovi Death Rumour
The person behind the Bon Jovi death rumours was a musician named Jeffrey Goho from Pennsylvania. He said he started the rumours because he was frustrated Bon Jovi was focusing on business instead of music. Obviously a totally rational guy. Totally. [Rolling Stone]

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Last Lap: Drake’s Got Aaliyah’s Face Tattooed To His Back (Not Hardcore Enough For The Forehead)

Drake’s Got Aaliyah’s Face Tattooed To His Back
Drake is the late Aaliyah‘s biggest fan boy, with her face tattooed on his back. Sorry Drake, but since that girl got your name tattooed to her forehead your gesture of eternal fandom just seems weak by comparison.
[Vibe]

Kanye West Debuts New Music In London
Kanye West hosted a party at Le Baron London last night, and not only did he spin a mean DJ set, he dropped in some new material from his forthcoming 2012 solo album and G.O.O.D Music compilation. [Rap Up]

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Last Lap: Miley Cyrus Says Naughty Words To An Annoying Fan In Costa Rica

Miley Cyrus Says Naughty Words To An Annoying Fan In Costa Rica
She was just standing up for her man, y’all! When a peturbed fan called Miley Cyrus‘ boyfriend an “a-hole” in Costa Rica, the bong-toting, out of control teen idol (seriously, there should be a font for sarcasm) said the F-word. GASP! [Perez Hilton]

Coming To A Theater Near You: The Girl With The Drake Tattoo
Frankly, we’re surprised it took the Internet so long to get around to parodying this. [MissInfo]

Popdust Counts Down The 100 Best Songs Of 2011
Our friends over at Popdust just released their best song of 2011. And the winner is … “Super Bass”! [Popdust]
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Last Lap: Lady Gaga’s Twitter Got Hacked But Mother Monster Is Back In Control

Lady Gaga’s Twitter Got Hacked But Mother Monster Is Back In Control
Yesterday Lady Gaga‘s Twitter was taken over by hackers in an attempt to get the personal details of her 45 million followers. Gaga has reclaimed her Twitter, and we hope no one got scammed by the epic hack. [Billboard]

Rolling Stone Does “Ni**as In Paris” Math
After Jay-Z and Kanye West played their song “N****s In Paris” a gratuitous 11 times in Vancouver, Rolling Stone made the effort to break the performance of the song down into digestible (and sometimes hilarious) numbers based on the entire Watch The Throne tour. [Rolling Stone]

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Last Lap: Brian Wilson Is Back With The Beach Boys And They’re Going On Tour (Breathe, Don’t Wet Your Pants)

Brian Wilson Is Back With The Beach Boys And They’re Going On Tour
Yep, you heard right. Brian Wilson is reuniting with The Beach Boys and they’re going to tour in 2012. We know it’s exciting, but try not to wet yourself. [Flavorwire]

Etta James Is Tragically Terminally Ill
The voice that launched a thousand ships (we just made that up then, but it makes sense), Etta James, is facing terminal leukemia and dementia at age 73. Our best wishes go out to Etta and her family. [Rolling Stone]

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Last Lap: Jay-Z Is Being Sued For Using A Sample Without Permission In “Big Pimpin’”

Jay-Z Is Being Sued For Using A Sample Without Permission In “Big Pimpin’”
Seems like hubby Jay-Z is following in the footsteps of wifey BeyoncĂ© and is being sued for using a sample in his track “Big Pimpin’” without permission. We hope there’s still enough of a parent team left after all the legal action to look after Baby Bey-Z! [Prefix]

Courtney Love To Be Evicted From Her New York Rental Pad
Courtney Love has allegedly trashed her New York rental pad to the point where the owner is taking action to have the petulant rock star forcibly removed. She’s also apparently way behind of rent payments — get it together, Courtney! [NME]

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Last Lap: NBC Will Now Screen All The Roots’ Walk On Song Selections For Fallon Before Airing

NBC Will Now Screen All The Roots’ Walk On Song Selections Before Airing
After causing some controversy by playing Fishbone‘s “Lyin’ Ass Bitch” for Michelle Bachmann’s walk-on on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last month, The Roots will now have to run all their song selections past NBC before airing. Wrist, meet slap. [Paste]

Bon Iver Not Just Grammy Nominees, Also Good At Fitness
Bon Iver are going to be in a fitness video. This is a true and real thing that is actually happening. Never thought you’d see the day, did you? [NME]

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Last Lap: Coldplay Announce Mylo Xyloto Tour Dates For North America!

Coldplay Announce Mylo Xyloto Tour Dates For North America!
Excited much? Coldplay have announced the first round of tour dates for Mylo Xyloto rounds of North America. We’ll be lining up, camping out and generally doing whatever we can to get our tickets — will you? [Neon Limelight]

Janelle Monae Is Getting Ready To Drop Not One, But Two Albums In 2012
If you love Janelle Monae, have we got news for you! The “Tightrope” singer has been m.i.a recently because she’s been working on not one, but two (!) albums for release in 2012. So far this is all the information that’s been released, so keep your ear to the ground for updates! [Prefix]

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Last Lap: Nirvana Are Re-Releasing “Smells Like Teen Spirit” To Vie For England’s Christmas Number One

Nirvana Are Re-Releasing “Smells Like Teen Spirit” To Vie For Number One
We swear the late Kurt Cobain turns in his grave every time something like this happens. Nirvana decided to re-release “Smells Like Teen Spirit” when it came to the surviving band’s attention that fans were rallying to make the classic song Britain’s Christmas Number One over whoever takes out the X Factor crown. Sigh. [NME]

Lady Gaga Goes To The White House To Battle Bullies
Lady Gaga really does love her ‘Little Monsters.’ So much so, she’s heading to the White House to chat with Obama‘s administration about combating bullying. Go go Gaga activism! [Popdust]

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Last Lap: Are You Afraid Of Lana Del Rey?

Are You Afraid Of Lana Del Rey?
The Awl tries to dissect the Lana Del Rey beast, “the Manichean death match between veracity and popular consumption, the Del Rey Affair [that] has brought head-scratching and hand-wringing to new highs,” makes some interesting observations, but generally just gives you more to think about. [The Awl]

A Park Will Be Built in Seattle In Honor Of Jimi Hendrix
And it will be guitar shaped, no less. The park will be unveiled next year in honor of Jimi Hendrix‘s would-be 70th birthday. [NME]

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