Here's how end-of-the-world projections, based on the Mayan calendar, are being greeted in some quarters of the pop music world on Twitter. Pop & Hiss has decided to include two end-of-the-world tweets from Weird Al Yankovic because 1) he had the foresight to name his latest album "Alpocalypse" and 2) who can blame him for trying to squeeze in as many tweets as possible before the end times?
“Trying frantically to get this record done before the end of the world. Damn Mayans.” -- Brad Paisley
“Good news! I made some calls and had them push the end of the world to sometime after the release of my album, #Mother 5/7/13. You're welcome.” -- Natalie Maines, the Dixie Chicks
“After the world ends there will be nothing left but cockroaches & Pro Tools engineers.” -- Slash
“To everyone disappointed that the world didn't end even though it's already the 21st in Australia: there is hope yet. Keep believing!” -- actor-musician Richie Lister, retweeted by singer-songwriter Mindy Smith