It’s been 20 years since one of the best-selling girl groups of all time, TLC, blasted on the scene and commanded our attention with their undeniable spunk, flavor and message. This year also marks the 10th anniversary that surviving members Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas will mark the tragic loss of their friend and band mate Lisa “Left-Eye” Lopes who, in 2002, was tragically killed in a car crash on this day (April 25) in Honduras.
The year 2012 also brings goodies for TLC fans. VH1 is preparing to begin production on a movie about the chart-topping group set to air later this year. “It’s going to be like a movie-of-the-week on VH1. You know how the Jackson Five have the movie The Jackson Five: An American Dream? It would be like that,” said Chilli. She continued elaborating on the casting for the film, “I want to go for someone unknown to play us. I really would prefer to reach out and find someone that resembles us and who really has the acting chops and who can dance.”
The veteran duo are planning an upcoming tour and a new record is in the works. T-Boz spoke with Essence Magazine on the tour plan, “Yes, we’re going on tour; we are in negotiations now with LA. Reid, so we’ll see what happens. A lot of cool things are coming up.”
In regards to the upcoming album Chilli added, “Another TLC album? Yes, that’s for sure! We’ll have new music right after the movie drops. We have everybody that was there with us from the beginning on board. We’ll definitely have a tour; I just don’t know what we’ll call it yet.”
I’m curious to see how they’ll pull this off without Left-Eye, how are they going to tour without such a major element of the group totally absent?? Sherryl Blu and myself will be talking about it live on the air next Saturday, 103.6 BANG FM Radio, 5AM US 11 AM UK!! TUNE IN!!