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Frank Ocean sued by Chipotle, releases song with Diplo and former Clash members [UPDATED]

Well, this might not be the Channel Orange followup we’ve been waiting for. On Friday, burrito emporium Chipotle sued Frank Ocean for backing out on a deal to deliver a song for an advertising campaign. The suit alleges that Chipotle paid Ocean $212,500 to record a new version of “Pure Imagination,” the song made famous in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, for an ad benefiting the restaurant chain’s sustainable farming program. (Several artists, including Willie Nelson, have contributed to the program in the past.) The track was due back in August, but on the day that Ocean was supposed to deliver the tune, he told Chipotle he would not be delivering. READ FULL STORY

Fred Armisen interviews, plays with the Clash

As far as SNL characters go, Fred Armisen’s Ian Rubbish persona is remarkably well realized. Not only does the fake British punk have an official site where you can download classics like “Hey Maggie Thatcher,” he even managed to interview and perform with his idols: the Clash.

Packaged as a documentary titled “The Clash: The Last Gang In Town,” the Funny or Die video has Rubbish comparing notes with Mick Jones and Paul Simonon about their shared memories of the U.K. punk scene’s salad days. “We had a song called ‘White Riot As Well,’” Armisen, who really was a musician in a past life, tells the Clash.

It’s all fun stuff, but the best part is when Rubbish ropes Jones and Simonon to play his song “Hey Policeman!” with him. Watch Armisen try not to pee his tight black jeans in the video below:

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