Last Lap: Wednesday’s Odds And Ends In Music News

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MISSY ELLIOTT SPEAKS ON HER BEHIND THE MUSIC EPISODE: “I THOUGHT, ‘LET ME REINTRODUCE MYSELF’”
Missy Elliott talked to Gerrick D. Kennedy at Pop & Hiss about her ongoing collaboration with Timbaland, the legacy of Aaliyah, and her Behind the Music episode, which premieres tonight at 10PM ET/PT. Also check out our sneak peeks of the episode, which will get you excited for the episode, and also remind you that Missy looks like a Gmail Robot in the video for “Sock It 2 Me.” [Pop & Hiss/LAT]

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN POSTS HIS CLARENCE CLEMONS EULOGY
Get out the tissues and read his touching tribute. It’s worth it. [BruceSpringsteen.net]

MICHELLE BACHMAN DEFIES TOM PETTY CEASE & DESIST
After Monday’s televised launch of Republican Presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann‘s campaign used the Tom Petty song “American Girl,” the Heartbreaker immediately drafted a cease & desist letter, Rolling Stone confirmed yesterday, in a piece that also gives a brief rundown of past political candidates challenged for their use of artists’ music. Either her staff is woefully out of the loop, or else they don’t care, because apparently she used it again last night. Here’s hoping Petty hires David Byrne‘s legal team. [Rolling Stone]

NEW LLOYD TRACK FEATURING ANDRE 3000 (AND NARRATED BY LIL WAYNE) SOUNDS GREAT, BUT WILL PROBABLY NEVER BE A SINGLE
Late last night, “Dedication to My Ex (Miss That),” from Lloyd‘s upcoming (July 5!) King of Hearts, leaked, and it sounds great, though a little out-of-left-field for the street lover. In fact, one could mistake it for a B-side off Raphael Saadiq‘s Stone Rollin’ if not for the quite numerous references to what, exactly, Lloyd misses (hint: it’s “p—y”). Katherine St. Asaph delves into why that’s somewhat problematic (work-safety concerns aside), over at Popdust. N.B. Those looking to start beef: Andre 3000‘s verse ends “Our future is dead,” not “Odd Future is dead.” [Rap Radar]

ROLLING STONE CROWNS GAGA “QUEEN OF POP”
Longtime chartbeat number-cruncher Chris Molanphy is the latest to get into the music-stats game, creating a nine-part rubric for Rolling Stone to rank sixteen competitors for the title of “Queen of Pop”: Lady Gaga. Keep your finger away from the caps lock, though, Gaga haters; the piece promises to “revisit this survey in a few months,” at which point the rankings could vary drastically. (Sadly, Robyn will probably still be in sixteenth place.) [Rolling Stone]

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