Slash, Ozzy Osbourne, Motley Crue's Tommy Lee and members of Ratt are all interviewed in a new documentary called Sunset Strip that premieres Friday at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas. The film's producers say, "With its unconventional mix of storytelling, original concerts, live performances, animation and rare archival films, we dive into the mystique and hidden history of this curvy mile-and-a-half stretch of road that has steered world culture for nearly a century."

Velvet Revolver drummer Matt Sorum is one of the film's executive producers.

Speaking of South by Southwest, Monday at the event Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan went on a tirade about how he was part of a generation that changed the world and that it’s been taken over by poseurs. Corgan's always good for a fun rant.

Collective Soul are hitting the road this spring -- and they're joining the roster of acts performing a full album in its entirety. The band will do 1999's Dosage at each show as well as other hits and songs from their new album due out later this year. The tour -- which starts May 11th in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and runs through July 7th in their hometown of Atlanta -- will feature no opening act.

If you’re a hard core Collective Soul fan, I see some June dates for Seattle and Portland.

 

Disturbed bassist John Moyer has taught kids how to play bass at his Natural Ear Music School in Austin, Texas. Now he's teaching people everywhere with a new instructional video. Modern Metal Bass is a two-DVD instructional set in which Moyer shares the techniques he's used over the past 15 years he's been in bands. It's available now through RockHouseMethod.com.