March 13, 2012


News Notes: Slash Mourns Sunset Strip & More

Ethan Miller
Ethan Miller

Rockers Mourn Sunset Strip in Documentary

Slash, Billy Corgan, Perry Farrell and the members of X and Ratt take their turns reminiscing over The Sunset Strip and wondering if it's still as vibrant as it was in the '80s in a brand new documentary. The trailer is below. [Billboard]

Canadian Rockers Hit the Road

Barenaked Ladies, Blues Traveler, Cracker and Big Head Todd will head off on a summer arena and amphitheater tour. Sounds like a pleasant evening. [Rolling Stone]

Pop Star Turns Rap

Michigan singer/rapper/producer Mike Posner is working with Justin Bieber on his next album Believe and says that Bieber has taken a distinct turn towards rap on the album. [HHDX]

Arctic Monkeys to Release Special New Track

Arctic Monkeys will release the song "Electricity" later this month for Record Store Day (which is April 21) as a b-side to their single "R U Mine?" on limited-edition purple vinyl. [NME]

Indie Songstress Premieres New Song

Best Coast, the California band fronted by domestic rocker Bethany Cosentino, is out with their next album The Only Place on May 15th. The band debuted one of the tracks off that album at the 35 Denton Music Festival. Check it out below. [CoS]

Waka Flocka Drops New Video

We're getting pretty excited for Waka's upcoming Triple F Life, but he's still giving us stuff off his last mixtape, DuFlocka Rant (10 Toes Down). This is the video for the song "Baby Let Me See You Do It" featuring Wooh Da Kid and the late Slim Dunkin. Check it out here. [Prefix]

Ice Cube Says N.W.A. Doc Is Progressing

Ice Cube, who is trying to produce an N.W.A. documentary, says the movie is coming along nicely. "We're waiting to hire a director and then bring it all home." Man, I can't wait. [MTV]