Lucian Piane

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Lucian Piane
Piane in 2009
Born (1980-10-04) October 4, 1980 (age 39)
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
ResidenceLos Angeles, California
Other namesRevoLucian
Alma materNew York University
OccupationComposer, music producer
Known for"Bale Out" RuPaul's Drag Race

Lucian Piane (born October 4, 1980),[1] also known by the Internet nickname RevoLucian, is an American composer and music producer. He has composed music for several films, television shows, theater productions and singers, and received a Recording Industry Association of America Platinum Album Award for his production work on Hairspray: Soundtrack to the Motion Picture. Piane has also achieved Internet fame under the name RevoLucian for his satirical techno remixes, most notably "Bale Out", which featured profanity-laced tirades from actor Christian Bale made on the set of Terminator Salvation. Piane is gay.[2]


Piane graduated from New York University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Music in Composition.[3] He has worked closely with composer and songwriter Marc Shaiman; the two have collaborated on such films as Team America: World Police, Rumor Has It... and Hairspray, as well as the Broadway show Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me,[4] and the 76th Academy Awards.[3] Piane received a Recording Industry Association of America Platinum Album Award for his production work on New Line Records' Hairspray: Soundtrack to the Motion Picture, which was also nominated for a Grammy Award.[3] Piane scored the music for the 2006 musical In Your Dreams, which was written by Zeke Farrow.[5]

Piane has composed scores for the HBO documentary An Omar Broadway Film and the film Pretty Ugly People. He wrote the song "Year End Rap" which blogger Perez Hilton performed on his VH1 special, What Perez Sez. Piane also wrote the song "Stunning" for Calpernia Addams for her reality television show, Transamerican Love Story. Piane lives in Los Angeles, California, and in 2009 worked on the album Champion by RuPaul.[3][6] Piane composed the music for the 2009 horror film, Sorority Row,[7][8] and arranged music for a song and video called "The Clap" by Perez Hilton, recorded for the motion picture soundtrack of the film Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild. In 2011 he teamed up with RuPaul again producing the album Glamazon.[9] On February 24, 2014 his third album with RuPaul, Born Naked, was released.

Internet remixes[edit]

Piane has also achieved Internet fame for his satirical celebrity techno remixes[citation needed]. Published under his online name RevoLucian, Piane has released remixes featuring Barbra Streisand,[10] Alaska Governor Sarah Palin,[11] political commentator Bill O'Reilly,[12] and Andrew Meyer, who received national media attention when he was tasered by police during a speech given by U.S. Senator John Kerry at the University of Florida.[13] Piane has described his remixes as "just a hobby."[14][15] His remix of Streisand's 2006 outburst was described as a "dance-tastic song" by Maxine Shen and Raakhee Mirchandani of the New York Post who highlighted it on their hot list of "What We're Obsessed With This Week".[16] Louis Bayard of Salon highlighted Piane's remix of the O'Reilly outburst made public in 2008, in their "Critics' Picks" column.[12]

Piane attracted particularly strong attention for "Bale Out" a three-minute-long techno remix featuring audio clips from a profanity-laced tirade actor Christian Bale delivered to cinematographer Shane Hurlbut on the set of Terminator Salvation.[14][15] Piane made the song shortly after Bale attracted national media attention in February 2009, and "Bale Out" became so popular it attracted media attention itself. He initially heard the audio of Bale while working on an album for RuPaul.[6] The song was posted on the websites MySpace and YouTube on February 2, 2009, and received over 200,000 views within one day.[14][15] By February 4, 2009, it had received 700,000 views.[6] Regarding the song, Piane said, "I think most people are enjoying it. I don't know if Christian Bale is enjoying it, but I hope he does. I think I've taken something that maybe made him look really bad and turned it into something that all these people are enjoying."[14][15] In an interview with E!: Entertainment Television, Christian Bale said of the song, "It was a good remix. They did a good job."[17] After receiving a remix of his outburst from a friend, Bale said, "They did a bloody good job! I've gotta say, what a great impulse, you know? To take something ugly like that and make it into a dance? That's a wonderful thing."[18] McG, the director of Terminator Salvation, has also praised "Bale Out" and has a copy of the song on his iPod.[8]

Politics and Controversy[edit]

Piane was a supporter of Bernie Sanders for the 2016 United States presidential election. On November 3, 2016, Piane generated controversy when he sent out a series of tweets and Instagram posts that implied the Clintons had murdered people, that Michelle Obama was an "idiot" and various other conspiracies. His tweets were criticized for being racist, often using ethnic slurs. This led to a major backlash against his longstanding ties with RuPaul, the latter of whom came to his defense by blaming mental illness for the incidents.[19][20][21]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Organization Work Category Result
2007 Grammy Award National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Hairspray Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media Nominated[22]
Platinum Album Award Recording Industry Association of America Soundtrack Won[23]
2009 Best of the Web - The Urlies Urlesque "Bale Out" Best Remix of the Year Nominated[24][25]
Best of Clicker Awards Latest Favorite Viral Video Finalist[26][27]
2010 Webby Award International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences Best Video Remixes/Mashups Nominated[28][29]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Lucian Piane Theatre Credits on". Broadway World. 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-04.
  2. ^ Piane, Lucian. "@RevoLucian". Twitter. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d Piane, Lucian. "Biography". Lucian Piane — Composer • Songwriter • Producer. Retrieved 2009-02-04.
  4. ^ Viagas, Robert; Aubrey Reuben; Ben Strothmann (2007). The Playbill Broadway Yearbook: June 2006 – May 2007. Hal Leonard Corporation. p. 270. ISBN 978-1-55783-732-5.
  5. ^ BWW News Desk (April 27, 2006). "'In Your Dreams' Penned By Shaiman Protege Gets Showcase". Broadway World. Retrieved 2009-02-04.
  6. ^ a b c The Daily Telegraph staff (February 4, 2009). "Christian Bale's rant remixed as dance song: Batman actor Christian Bale's expletive-ridden rant has been turned into a dance remix". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2009-02-04.
  7. ^ Edwards, Russell (September 9, 2009). "Sorority Row Review". Variety magazine. Retrieved 2010-02-02.
  8. ^ a b Grierson, Tim (April 20, 2009). "LA People 2009: Re-Mix Master — Lucian Piane, a.k.a. RevoLucian". LA Weekly. Village Voice Media. Archived from the original on June 29, 2011. Retrieved 2009-04-24.
  9. ^ Potton, Ed (February 6, 2009). "No joke: Perez Hilton takes up singing". The Times. London: Times Newspapers Ltd. Retrieved 2009-02-06.
  10. ^ Chicago Sun-Times staff (November 12, 2006). "Scurrilous: Chicago's No. 1 Couch Potato: Not so funny, girl". Chicago Sun-Times. Chicago Sun-Times, Inc. p. 06.
  11. ^ Brophy-Warren, Jamin (February 13, 2009). "Inspired by an Outburst". The Wall Street Journal. p. W4. Retrieved 2009-02-13.
  12. ^ a b Bayard, Louis (May 17, 2008). "Critics' Picks: What you need to see, read, do this week: Luminous acting on "Lost," vintage O'Reilly, Sarah Jessica Parker's awkward adolescence". Salon. Salon Media Group, Inc. Retrieved 2009-02-04.
  13. ^ ninemsn staff (February 5, 2009). "A cheeky remix of Christian Bale's movie set meltdown has become a raging online success". Nine News. ninemsn Pty Ltd. Retrieved 2009-02-05.
  14. ^ a b c d Lang, Derek J. (February 3, 2009). "Batman goes Bale-istic with profane tirade on crew". Associated Press. Retrieved 2009-02-04.
  15. ^ a b c d Associated Press (February 3, 2009). "Batman goes Bale-istic with profane tirade on crew". National Public Radio.
  16. ^ Shen, Maxine; Raakhee Mirchandani (October 29, 2006). "Hot List — What We're Obsessed With This Week". New York Post. p. 037.
  17. ^ Casablanca, Ted; Taryn Ryder (May 11, 2009). "Christian Bale Jokes About On-Set Blowup?". Ted Casablanca's The Awful Truth. E!: Entertainment Television. Archived from the original on May 23, 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-21.
  18. ^ Wieselman, Jarett (May 18, 2009). "Christian Bale Talks Rants, Remixes and Robots". POPWRAP. New York Post. Retrieved 2009-05-21.
  19. ^ Taylor, Jeff (4 Nov 2016). "'Drag Race' judge Lucian Piane Twitter meltdown targets Obama, Clinton, Ellen". LGBTQ Nation. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  20. ^ Broverman, Neal (3 Nov 2016). "Drag Race Judge Lucian Piane Sinks Low in Epic Twitter Meltdown". Advocate. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  21. ^ "Gay "Drag Race" Judge Goes On Crazed Twitter Rant, Slams The Clintons And Obamas". Queerty. 3 Nov 2016. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  22. ^ McDonough, Candice; Kerri Chyka (January 8, 2008). "New Line Records Scores High on Billboard Year-End Charts With Hairspray Soundtrack". New Line Cinema. New Line Productions, Inc. Retrieved 2010-06-11.
  23. ^ "RIAA - Gold and Platinum - Hairspray". RIAA web site. Recording Industry Association of America. December 10, 2007. Archived from the original on September 13, 2012. Retrieved 2010-06-11.
  24. ^ Urlesque Staff (November 17, 2009). "Best Remix of the Year – 2009 Urlies". Urlesque. AOL LLC. Archived from the original on November 26, 2009. Retrieved November 30, 2009.
  25. ^ Urlesque Staff (December 8, 2009). "Best of the Web – The 2009 Urlies". Urlesque. AOL LLC. Archived from the original on January 2, 2010. Retrieved January 6, 2010.
  26. ^ Miller, Liz Shannon (January 8, 2010). "Clicker Announces Best of 2009 Winners". NewTeeVee. Archived from the original on February 12, 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-02.
  27. ^ "Latest Favorite Viral Video - 2009". Clicker. February 2, 2009. Archived from the original on January 26, 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-02.
  28. ^ "14th Annual Webby Awards Nominees & Winners". Webby Awards. 2010. Archived from Remixes/Mashups the original Check |url= value (help) on 2010-08-20. Retrieved 2010-06-06.
  29. ^ Hart, Hugh (April 13, 2010). "Green Porno, Stephen Colbert Nab Webby Nominations". Wired. Archived from the original on April 26, 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-06.

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