Thursday, March 25, 2010

Bits & Bytes: Slash, Beck, Chickenfoot

New Slash - FREE download

Slash’s self-titled solo album is due April 6.

In the meantime, Slash is offering up a FREE download (below) of an instrumental track called “Watch This” – the song features his old pal Duff McKagan on bass and Dave Grohl on drums.

Beck covers INXS’ "Kick"

The latest installment in Beck’s “Record Club” series is INXS’ “Kick.”

Beck describes the series as “an informal meeting of various musicians to record an album in a day.” Previous releases have covered albums by the Velvet Underground, Leonard Cohen and Skip Spence.

The Record Club recorded the INXS disc on March 3; among the musicians are members of Liars, St. Vincent and the Brazilian band Os Mutantes.

Beck plans to post songs in the album’s original sequence – starting with “Guns In The Sky.”

Record Club – Guns In The Sky (2010)
INXS - "Kick" - recorded March 3, 2010


Chickenfoot get animated this weekend

As mentioned in a recent post, Chickenfoot get animated as guests on the Cartoon Network’s Aqua Teen Hunger Force this weekend.

In the episode “I Am A Pod,” the Shake orders what he thinks is an iPod, but turns out to be seeds to grow a Pod (think Invasion Of The Body Snatchers). The Pod is a big Chickenfoot fan, meets the band at one of their shows and turns them into aliens so that they can take over the world while on tour.

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Chickenfoot – Sexy Little Thing (2009)