By Stephen M. Silverman
Updated April 30, 2002 01:00 PM
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Surviving TLC members Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas and Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins won’t replace Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, 30, who died last Thursday in a car crash in Honduras, Thomas has told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Thomas, 31, went on to say that that the Grammy-winning R&B trio, the top-selling female group in history, will release its fourth album, featuring tracks with Lopes, and plans to continue performing — but as a duo. “As for Lisa being replaced — never,” Thomas said. “You can’t replace a TLC girl. The chemistry we have is something God gave us. You can’t put that together.” According to Thomas, TLC began working on its upcoming album last summer. Lopes wasn’t scheduled to participate in all of the tracks, Thomas said. “The last couple of albums, Lisa was only on like three songs, and she’s on a few songs on this one,” Thomas said. “So music-wise, it’s the same.” Meanwhile, funeral services are being set for this week in Atlanta. A private visiting for family members and friends is set for Wednesday night, TLC manager Bill Diggins told the Journal-Constitution. The funeral is scheduled for Thursday morning in the Atlanta suburb of Lithonia.