Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Quick News

After loosing Sascha Baron-Cohen to the upcoming Freddie Mercury biopic, it is now been confirmed that British actor Ben Winshaw (The Hour, Skyfall), will take over as Mercury. The film has no release date.

A lost Johnny Cash album called Out Among the Stars, will be released in March, nearly 30 years after it was initially recorded. The album was recorded between 1981-1984 with producer Billy Sherrill, but was never released by the Man in Black's then label Columbia Records and subsequently disappeared after the singer was dropped from the label. According to Cash's estate, the tapes of the sessions were kept by Johnny's wife, June Carter Cash. Despite Columbia’s original refusal to release the tapes back in the 80s, Johnny's son, John Carter Cash has pressed it for released.

Flying Lotus took to Twitter on Tuesday to release an outtakes mixtapes called, Ideas+Drafts+Loops. The album features outtakes from all of his studio recordings and features work with Thundercat, Mapei, Earl Sweatshirt, Baths, DJ Mehdi, Niki Randa, the Underachievers, Andreya Triana, Viktor Vaughn, as well as Lotus' hip-hop alter ego, Captain Murphy. You can download the free mixtape HERE.