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Kenny Clutch

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A prime suspect was named in last week's bizarre alleged slaying of Oakland-born rapper Kenny Clutch (and two others) in Las Vegas. [via SFGate.com]

A few months after his freak out at the iHeartRadio Festival in Vegas and susequent trip to rehab, Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong opened up to media outlets this week about what led him to have the onstage meltdown. Teaser: "I was at my pill-taking height at the time," says Billie Joe. [via Rolling Stone]

Antwon released the first video for "3rd World Grrl" off his awesome new mixtape In Dark Denim, which dropped in mid-February. Dude has a sense of humor, the video features a puppet version of himself hitting up da club. [via SF Weekly]

Blackbird Blackbird debuted a gorgeous new video for the track "It's A War," starring a surfer and a model carefree, and in love. Why do we have desk jobs, again? [via Refinery29]

Tycho's Scott Hansen talks about how he records and writes his amazing soundscapes, and making music that enhances peoples' sex lives. [via SF Weekly]

The no-nonsense, no-frills rock n' roll outfit Down and Outlaws premiered a new song this week, and it's been on repeat since we first heard it. "Backwards from the Dead" is a primal track about addiction to fame and how it kills you from the inside out. [via The Bay Bridged]

Tim Presley of White Fence dropped a new single called "Pink Gorilla" off his upcoming LP Cyclops Reap (out in April on Castle Face). It's a fuzzy slab of sun-fried psych that you need to listen to now. [via The Bay Bridged]