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Left Eye To Make Posthumous Appearance On TLC Reunion Tour

Singer will be projected onto a screen during show

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Lisa “Left Eye” Lopez was as well known in the ’90s for her outlandish fashion sense (condom eyepatch, anyone?) and violent temper (she burned down her boyfriend’s house after an argument) as she was for her musical ability, but she did have talent, and I think it got overshadowed a bit by her antics. When she died in a car accident in Honduras in 2002, she left the music world in shock and a lasting influence on people who would eventually get into the business.

R&B singer Monica says she was only 12 when she first met Left Eye, but she received some very valuable advice from her that has resonated through the years.

Left Eye had some famous conflict with her bandmates before her death, challenging them to a contest between solo albums because she said she wanted her talent to be known. Apparently she felt she wasn’t being given enough creative credit, an issue that was especially heated after her rap was taken out of the single version of “No Scrubs”, one of the group’s most popular hits. Chili and T-Boz fired back, saying, ”We think it’d be best to paraphrase the great poet Iyanla Vanzant…. ‘At a time when unity is so desperately needed it is significantly lacking…. Unity does not mean we will all believe in or do the same things. It means we will agree to do something without battling over how and why.”’

But in the wake of Left Eye’s death, the remaining members of TLC put aside any hard feelings they may have had and banded together to pay tribute to her on MTV.

Yesterday, on the tenth anniversary of her death, TLC announced a new tour which will incorporate Left Eye through archived footage. Perhaps inspired by the Tupac hologram at Coachella this year, the group says they will have Left Eye singing with them while her image is projected onto a giant screen.

The tour is scheduled in five major U.S. cities already and more will be added.

I couldn’t resist adding in the video for “Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg”, which I believe was the first song I ever heard from the group; I immediately rushed out to buy the single (on cassette tape, kids. On a cassette tape).

Left Eye To Make Posthumous Appearance On TLC Reunion Tour
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  • snooki

    i really hope they come to minnesota

    • Ed

      I hope they stay in MN.

    • Zed Mezcalhead

      Ugh… Is this waht we have to look forward to in the future of music, where Even Elvis will go on tour? And Snooki… c’mon.

      • Jim

        Why would Snooki go on tour?, please make sense.

  • heaven

    i loved t.l.c and still do but tlc could not go on with out left eye but she was always there with them…..r.i.p left eye i love u n i luve u t-boz n chill

  • KristYn

    When I saw the Tupac thing I automatically thought TLC should put on a concert with her. That’d be cool.

  • Fred Astaire

    Stupid. These people are dead. Bodies in the ground, rotting, dead. That dead.

    • snape

      Kinda like Fred Astaire?

  • mel j

    left eye hologram nothing less auto sell out where ever

  • The Doctor

    These news items act as if this technique was being pioneered only now. I went to a Liza Minnelli concert at least 10 years ago and was treated to a magnificent duet of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” between Liza and her late mother, Judy Garland, using footage from Judy’s concert. It’s totally cool that they’re now using holograms to do this, but it’s hardly an original idea.

    It actually offends me that all these teen and twenty-somethings think they’re so bitchen. I hear them singing along with music that was popular when I was in high school over 25 years ago, and I think, my God, you’d think THEY discovered Zepplin. So full of themselves.

    • fathomthis

      Looks like Natalie and Nat Cole started something all thoses years ago. Natalie sang so beautifully with her dad years and years after his death. Unforgettable….That’s What You are…

      • Rob

        A little jealous of youth doc ??

    • gene

      come on Doc you being to hard on the kids, i’m sure at that age you were similar and your parents felt the same way you do know.

  • CriticXtreme

    I miss you blind, everyday.

  • Icebergslim1977

    Where does this end? First it was a hologram of Tupac now this. This looks like it is going to be another tiring trend just for selling tickets. Next thing you know we will be seeing concerts for Elvis and the Beatles…..

  • Rich

    Hell Ya Bring on Jimmy Hendrix

    • LEE STAFF

      Yes Yes Yes bring on Jimi Hendrix Stevie ray Vaughan and Frank Zappa in an extrodinary extravagana. Real talent!!!!!!

  • maryshap

    Bad behaving psycho is sorely missed? The Treyvon of her generation, a female chris brown. BFD. Boring.

    • gene

      the Trayvon of her generation? that’s the dumbest thing anyone could have said. i would bet my house and every nickle i have that you had never heard of trayvon before he was gunned down minding his on business

    • Kurt Miller

      A Treyvon of her time Please explain if Zimmerman hadn’t shot him,He would be just another face in the crowd.

  • http://myspace.com/trespassionmusic Raymusiz

    I saw the real tupac in concert and wasn’t very impressed with the hologram………maybe it’s simply time for the twenty somethings to go in a new direction music wise.

  • bayarea bro

    All you haters out there, keep hating!! There’s nothing wrong with it. If the fans want to see it, make it happen.

  • http://webpronews raymond vincent

    I agree with bayarea bro.If we have the technology why noy use it to show others some of the long ago music and styles. Let the people who want to see Hendricks,the Beatles,Elvis, the Temptations,Sinatra etc. Maybe todays generation will learn to appreciate what REAL music is all about.

  • heatherette

    BRING BACK BRAD IF YOU HAVE TO RESURRECT THE DEAD! OR JERRY! OR SHANNON HOON! MANY MANY CHOICES IN THE “TALENT POOL” THAT FAR OUTSHINE MRS. CONDOM EYE

  • Ducky

    I Think they Should Bring back Kurt Cobain , then Buddy Holly , Johnny Cash , Jimi Hendrix , Biggie Smalls , Sid Vicious , Janis Joplien , Michael Jackson and Ray Charles and make them do a we are the world song.

  • Bob Blackone

    Silly Hoochies !

  • http://www.yahoo.com regina scott

    if they doing this then they should bring whitney houston back im just saying.

  • GhostOfRonPaulsCampaign

    Bad behaving psycho is sorely missed? The Trayvon of her generation, a female Chris Brown.

  • Shieroc

    Okay, so now everyone’s going to do the halogram thing now. I’m sure we can expect to see all sorts of dead people resurface again with this halogram thing that everyone has gone nuts over.

  • me

    tupac was great! but now this is getting spooky!

  • Bernadette Van-Field

    Please come to the Nation’s Capitol. I would love to take my daughter. She loves TLC. I introduced her to my favorite music and she as really taken to them. She esp likes Left Eyes wild sense of style.

  • courtney

    TLC already did this for Zootopia in like 02 or 03..LOOK IT UP. and its “Lopes: not Lopez

  • Alysse Burzycki

    I LOVE YOU LEFTEYE YOU KNOW I’D BE THERE IF I COULD ;; THIS WOULD BE MY DREAM WITHOUT THE GROUP I WOULD HAVE NEVER MADE IT THROUGH THE YEARS AND HER DEATH WAS THE BIGGEST TRAGEDY AND I LOST THE ONE PERSON I LOOKED UP TO MOST. I WOULD BE GOING IF I HAD ANY MONEY. I LOVE YOU AND YOU WILL BE REMEMBERED FOREVER. I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOUR RAPS YOU WERE THE FEMALE 2PAC, SO POETIC AND WHY GOD WOULD TAKE YOU OFF OF THIS EARTH IS RIDICULOUS. REGARDLESS, THIS LOSS WILL CONTINUE TO MAKE ME CRY SOMETIMES, BUT MOST OFF ALL TODAY REMINDS ME TO BE THE BEST I CAN EVEN LIVING IN DETROIT. LEFTEYE SHOWED ME I COULD DO IT.

    -*ALYSSE*-

    • Alysse Burzycki

      WHO CARES IF IT WAS LOPEZ OR LOPES I CAN PROMISE AND EVEN TAKE A PIC OF WHERE SHE SAYS HERE NAME IS LISA “LEFTEYE” LOPEZ.. IT’S CALLED BEING A CELEBRITY AND ALL OF YOU WHO ARE ACTING LIKE THIS ISN’T A BIG DEAL AND SAYING SHE HAD NO TALENT YOU OBVIOUSLY DON’T LIKE RAP HER RAP WAS POETRY AND I MYSELF AM NOT WHITE BUT CLOSE ENOUGH BEING NATIVE AMERICAN AND IF YOU CAN RAP LIKE HER OR PLAY THE GUITAR LIKE JIMMY HENDRIX I’D LOVE TO HEAR IT. NOW A DAYS ALL WE HAVE IS THIS TWEEN MUSIC AND IT IS HORRIBLE I CAN RAP LIKE PAC AND MY VERSES WILL SPIN YOUR HEAD AROUND TILL IT POPS!

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