A Toothy Holiday Classic?

U.K. holiday special on Shane MacGowan's teeth planned, Florida cop jams with Death Metal band and Jimmy Iovine apologizes for sexist remarks

Nov 24, 2015 at 9:39 am
click to enlarge Merry Christmas! Shane MacGowan in an earlier documentary about his life, 'If I Shoud Fall From Grace'
Merry Christmas! Shane MacGowan in an earlier documentary about his life, 'If I Shoud Fall From Grace'

HOT: A Toothy Holiday Classic?

This holiday season, TV viewers in the U.K. will be treated to a new documentary, Shane MacGowan: A Wreck Reborn. The hour-long program follows MacGowan, lead singer for Irish music legends The Pogues, as he receives a full mouth of dental implant (MacGowan’s wrecked teeth were as much a part of his Rock star persona as his debauched lifestyle). To squeeze it into a holiday theme, we’re guessing the network, Sky Arts, will use “All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth” as the theme song.

To be fair, The Pogues did create one of the best Christmas songs ever:

WARM: Death Metal Cop a Cop No More

A police officer in Florida just days away from resigning had his resignation date pushed up after appearing onstage with Death Metal group Vital Remains. The officer was in uniform when he joined the band for the intro track off its 2003 album, Dechristianize, growling the lyrics, “Let the killing begin.” The department issued a statement saying the officer’s onstage appearance “erodes the thin fibers of trust which already exist between the community and the police,” but the chief insisted the early dismissal had nothing to do with the officer's Death Metal fandom. The incident occurred in Sanford, Fla., where George Zimmerman wasn’t arrested after fatally shooting teen Trayvon Martin in 2012.

COLD: Apple Music Is Lady-Friendly

When music-industry veteran Jimmy Iovine was on CBS This Morning to talk up an ad campaign for streaming service Apple Music aimed at women, he failed to paint the company’s pandering in a good light, saying the service’s curated playlists were great for women, who he “knew” had a hard time finding music. Iovine said, “Girls are sitting around talking about boys or complaining about boys, when they have their heartbroken or whatever. And they need music for that, right?” Iovine quickly issued a statement apologizing, saying Apple Music helps women and men find music, but he focused on women because he was discussing the company’s sexist commercials.

The hosts of the CBS show said the backlash was unfair and the comments were taken out of context. You decide: