Brit indie rockers Babybird recently collaborated with Pirates star Johnny Depp for a festive tune that has religious groups fuming. The actor lent his vocals to the track "Jesus Stag Night Club," which tells the story of a lap-dance loving Christ figure who boozes it up like a champ. Christian groups like the Focus on Family campaign and The Christian Coalition are not grinning at Depp and Babybird's humorous look at what Jesus does on his days off. (At least we know where to find him "resting" on the seventh day … )
Detractors are calling the song a "slap in the face" and a "disgrace." Babybird frontman Stephen Jones has shrugged it all off. "Some people have no sense of humor," he said. Christian Coalition member Lee Douglas isn't taking things lightly, however. "One day, Johnny Depp and his cronies will face the judgment of our Lord and they will burn in hell for this filth." If you're willing to brave all that hellfire and brimstone, check out the track below. [The Sun]
We're still confused about Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky's decision to team up with Lou Reed and Metallica for a series of music videos. The hot mess that is the legendary singer's collaboration with the metal band, Lulu, is a concept album inspired by German playwright Frank Wedekind's work of the same name. A seductive dancer sleeps her way through German's social circle and eventually turns to prostitution later in life. It's a nasty little tale that Reed and Metallica have made obvious, overwrought, and shrill.
There's nothing inherently unique about Aronofsky's video for "The View." Cinematography pal Matthew Libatique was supposed to join Aronofsky on the video for "Iced Honey," and judging by the number of behind-the-head shots in "The View" it's probably safe to assume this is his work as well. Aronofsky kept things simple — and when you listen to the song you'll be able to surmise why. Brace yourself, and hit the video below if you're curious.