Slipknot Official Photo

NU METAL: Slipknot Won't Record Until At Least 2013
Iowa eight-piece band Slipknot, perhaps the most intentionally repugnant group to ever win a GRAMMY, is taking some time off after their next tour and won't record until at least 2013. "It could be a month, it could be a couple of months, maybe even a year," said Shawn Crahan, also known as "Clown" and "#6". He then mentioned that their next album would be "serious" and that it'd be a lot like their 2001 album Iowa, so if you were into that one, this next one's for you. [NME]

HIP HOP: Alabama Indie Rappers Debut New Video
Huntsville, AL, rappers G-Side, whose 2009 full-length Huntsville International put them on critics' maps, released Island last year. That album had this Tame Impala-sampling track "Gettin' It," featuring Maybach Music newcomer Stalley and singer Joi Tiffany. The video finds G-Side in the studio and in front of green screens, which isn't exactly Avatar, but the track is sick. [Stereogum

INDIE: Hazed-Out Nostalgists Drop Lovely B-Side
Brooklyn trio Beach Fossils, whose breezy, jangly guitar sound is reminiscent of early-'80s poppers like the Smiths, have dropped an upbeat yet chilled out new B-side called "Lessons." There's also an unofficial video. Check it out. [Prefix]

ELECTRONIC: Famed Producer Working on Daft Punk
Nile Rogers started his career as the guitarist for Chic and wrote the generation-defining song "Le Freak." In the intervening years, he's gone on to write and produce some undeniable classics, so it only makes sense that he's getting into the studio with robotic masterminds Daft Punk to work on their next album. He sounds pretty darn excited about it. [Pitchfork/Faster Louder]