Left Eye, dead 10 years, to be brought back for U.S. tour
The hip-hop R&B group TLC will reunite later this year for a reunion tour – despite the fact that one of its members has been dead for 10 years, TMZ reports.
- It's not quite the Tupac hologram stunt of this year's Coachella, but news certainly spread fast when TMZ reported that the hip-hop R&B group TLC would bring Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes back to life for a "massive U.S. tour in 2012."
Lopes, the rapper of the Grammy Award-winning trio, died April 25, 2002 in a car crash in Honduras, at the age of 30.
- Concert organizers will reportedly project Lopes' image onto a large screen and incorporate her vocals into the music of her bandmates Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas.Fans of the trio were thrilled with the idea.
- But many others found the idea confusing or creepy, at best.
- Lopes' raps were featured in a number of the group's hit songs, including:
- Relations between Left Eye, T-Boz and Chilli weren't always filled with tender loving care.In 1999, an article in Entertainment Weekly prompted T-Boz and Chilli to accuse Left Eye of being concerned only with herself.
- Left Eye struck back, challenging her then-former bandmates to join her in each releasing a single and then seeing whose single sold best.Would you want to see the TLC reunion tour, with its reincarnation of Left Eye? Why or why not? Are there other bands whose members are deceased that you'd like to see resurrected? Let us know in the comment field below.
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