Last Lap

by (@unclegrambo)

Last Lap: G.O.O.D. Friday Comes Back Just In Time For Good Friday

KANYE WEST BRINGS BACK HIS G.O.O.D. FRIDAYS, DROPS “MERCY”
Swerve! Less than 24 hours after “Theraflu” found its way onto the Internet, Kanye’s back with another new track, “Mercy.” It features verses from Big Sean (tight), Pusha T (typically awesome), Yeezy (kinda weak, truth be told), and in a star-making turn, 2 Chainz (off the chains!). [Soundcloud]

WHAT IF MARY J. BLIGE REWROTE “FAMILY AFFAIR” SPECIFICALLY FOR BURGER KING?
Vulture writer (and old co-worker of mine!) Kyle Buchanan was curious how it would sound, so instead of just tweeting that out as a question, he went and WROTE ALL THE LYRICS. “Come on, put your Coke into a cup / Supersize your chicken nuggets up / Mary J. is in the spot tonight / As I’mma make you eat some fries (Make you eat some fries).” It’s so genius we’ve set our hearts on performing it at karaoke tonight. [Vulture]

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by (@unclegrambo)

Last Lap: Mary J. Blige Is NOT Happy With Burger King For Airing “Unfinished” Spot

MARY J. BLIGE TURNS HER BACK ON CRISPY CHICKEN SNACK WRAPS
We stand by our initial feelings of appreciation for the Queen of Hip Hop Soul’s new commercial for Burger King, mainly because we’ve never seen MJB be so self-effacing before. However, no matter her station in life, drama always seems to find her. She tells TMZ that “I agreed to be a part of a fun and creative campaign that was supposed to feature a dream sequence. Unfortunately, that’s not what was happening in that clip.” [TMZ]

MARY, FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH, THE BARENAKED LADIES ARE FANS, TOO!
Ed Robertson and Tyler Stewart of the Barenaked Ladies appeared on VH1′s Big Morning Buzz Live this morning and declared their appreciation for the new commercial. They even worked a few references to the commercial into their hit, “One Week”! [VH1.COM]

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by (@unclegrambo)

Last Lap: Bruce Springsteen Pounds A Fan’s Beer During The Middle Of A Concert

Bruce Springsteen Chugs Beer

TO HELL WITH WINE, SOMEBODY GIVE THE BOSS A BEER!
Proving for the bazillionth time that he is a true man of the people, Bruce Springsteen downed a cup of beer that a fan handed him during a concert in Philadelphia last night. True Springsteen disciples will recognize that this very moment was prophesized nearly 30 years ago in his song “Sherry Darling,” when he sang “Well I got some beer and the highway’s free / And I got you, and baby you’ve got me.” [Spinner]

RARE FOOTAGE OF NINE INCH NAILS PERFORMING ON DANCE PARTY U.S.A. SURFACES
Skrillex, you have some explaining to do! It seems that Trent Reznor had your haircut 20 years before you did. [Gawker]

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by (@unclegrambo)

Last Lap: Those Of You With Tenacious D Tattoos Can Rest Easy Once Again, Because Jables And Rage Kage Are Back!

TENACIOUS D HAS RISEN AGAIN (JUST LIKE THE FENIX)
The D has been silent since The Pick Of Destiny bombed at the box office back in 2006, but the band just released a brand new video that includes the most kickass training montage since Rocky IV. Oh, and btw, R.I.P. Val Kilmer; your sacrifice will never be forgotten. [TenaciousD.com]

PAUL SIMON CELEBRATING THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF GRACELAND WITH DELUXE BOX SET
You’ll have to sell the diamonds on the soles of your shoes to be able to afford the $249.99 price point, but for that scratch, you’ll get 2 DVDs, 2 CDs, an copy of the vinyl LP, a deluxe book featuring unreleased photos, new liner notes, a replica of Paul Simon’s handwritten lyrics pad and a limited edition, numbered Graceland poster autographed by Rhymin’ Simon himself. [PaulSimon.com]

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by (@unclegrambo)

Last Lap: Jet Runs Out Of Fuel

JET GROUNDS THEMSELVES
Australian rock revivalists Jet, whose 2004 song “Are You Gonna Be My Girl” came in at #72 on VH1′s list of the Greatest Songs Of The 2000s, have decided to part ways. Their breakup reminds us of their 2006 release of Shine On, which was the subject of one of the greatest album reviews of all-time. [Rolling Stone]

WASTED GIRL MAKES OUT WITH TREE AFTER DOING TOO MANY DRUGS AT ULTRA FESTIVAL
This is EXACTLY the kind of thing that Deadmau5 warned us about! [Crack Beetz]

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by (@unclegrambo)

Last Lap: “Zou Bisou Bisou” Is Now Available On Vinyl, Perfect For Your Stereophonic Hi-Fi System

Zou Bisou Bisou Mad Men By Jessica Pare

MAD MEN STAR JESSICA PARÉ DROPS HER FIRST SINGLE
Denizens of the Internet have been frantically searching for “Zou Bisou Bisou” and “Zoo Be Zoo Be Zoo” all day long, and AMC —ever the smart media entity— has decided to strike quickly on the popularity of the saucy, French language striptease anthem. You can now buy an mp3 in the iTunes store or even buy it on vinyl. Sexy lingerie probably not included. [InSound]

DR. DREW WARNS ABOUT REPEATED EXPOSURE TO MDNA
It’s no surprise that Madonna is pulling out all the stops to promote her new LP, MDNA. It is a bit of a surprise, though, to see Dr. Drew starring in a viral video warning about the druggy side effects of listening to the record. Trust us, you don’t wanna cross Deadmau5, bro! [YouTube]

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by (@kat_george)

Last Lap: Watch Janelle Monae Cover Jimi Hendrix’s “Little Wing”

Watch Janelle Monae Cover Jimi Hendrix’s “Little Wing”
Janelle Monae played a truly sexy, sultry cover of Jimi Hendrix’s “Little Wing” at her concert last night in Papantla, Mexcio. And despite the fan made hand held phone footage, it’s easy to see how wonderfully Monae performed the iconic song, and that you would have had chills coursing down your spine had you seen it live. [CoS]

M83 Is Releasing A Remix EP For Their Track “Reunion”
From Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, M83 will be releasing a seven song EP of remixes of their track “Reunion,” including versions by Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. and The Naked and The Famous. M83 uber-fans rejoice! [Paste]

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by (@kat_george)

Last Lap: Will Adam Levine Appear On American Horror Story?

Will Adam Levine Appear On American Horror Story?
Adam Levine is apparently in negotiations to appear on American Horror Story in his television acting debut. Can anyone say “Moves Like Spooky?” [Just Jared]

Drake Freestyles For GQ
Drake‘s freestyle (and style!) is impeccable in this sparsely shot video for GQ. Say what you want about Drake — the guy’s got some serious talent when it comes to his art (and he’s a little bit cute too!). [Idolator]

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by (@kat_george)

Last Lap: Nicki Minaj Is The New Face Of Pepsi

Nicki Minaj Is The New Face Of Pepsi
You got that super fizz? Or should we just stop with the bad puns? Nicki Minaj is the new face of Pepsi’s “pop” brand, so you can expect some seriously spectacular commercials to start popping up. [Prefix]

Beyonce Announces Her First Post-Baby Performances
Beyonce is back on the horse and ready to perform after the birth of baby Blue Ivy. We reported earlier today that Jay-Z is allegedly trying to score Bey a lucrative world tour deal, but it has since been announced that the new mommy will play three shows from May 25th to the 27th at Atlantic City’s Revel entertainment centre. [Consequence Of Sounds]

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by (@kat_george)

Last Lap: Justin Hawkins Talks About The Darkness; “We All Hate Each Other”

Justin Hawkins Talks About The Darkness; “We All Hate Each Other”
In an interview with Spin The Darkness‘ Justin Hawkins talks at length about the The Darkness, his addictions and personality. Of The Darkness, he says, “we all hate each other. That’s why we make great music. You can’t make fire without friction. Well, maybe you can, but it’s like a chemical fire which would tear your skin off.” There’s lots of other great tid bits in there so when you have a spare moment make sure to give the interview a read. [Spin]

Elton John’s New Record Is “Exciting”
Elton John says his forthcoming record is, “The most exciting solo record I’ve done in a long, long time.” We know we’re definitely ready for the return of the Rocket Man. [NME]

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