Friday a Fine Day for Music News

The cop from the Village People says he left the group because his bandmates were "too gay," and that "Y.M.C.A." is about "straight fun." (After Elton) The newly reunited Spice Girls ask their fans to vote on where they should play a concert; fans answer, "Baghdad." (NME) Actress Scarlett Johansson is recording an album with help from TV On the Radio's Dave Sitek...

| Fri Aug. 3, 2007 3:29 PM EDT

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  • The cop from the Village People says he left the group because his bandmates were "too gay," and that "Y.M.C.A." is about "straight fun." (After Elton)

  • The newly reunited Spice Girls ask their fans to vote on where they should play a concert; fans answer, "Baghdad." (NME)
  • Actress Scarlett Johansson is recording an album with help from TV On the Radio's Dave Sitek as well as members of Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Baltimore up-and-comers Celebration. (Yahoo! Music)
  • Lollapalooza kicks off in Chicago today with Pearl Jam, Daft Punk, and a billion more bands. (Pitchfork)
  • Madonna spends two hours at Bill Clinton's offices in Harlem, fueling rumors she's, um, being considered as Hillary's VP? (The always-reputable TMZ.com)