In Other Rock News...(April 25th)

Linkin Park, Lemmy Kilmister, Eddie Vedder, Lita Ford and Lzzy Hale help make up the April 25th installment of "In Other Rock News..."


Mike Shinoda’s Update On New Linkin Park Album

In a post to, Mike Shinoda updated fans on where the band is in the making of their seventh studio album:

“We just started narrowing down to some of our favorite songs, and we’re starting to put our first “final” vocals on them. As I listen through them, I feel like these songs are really personal and revealing. We have really poured our hearts into the words and melodies, and it’s starting to show as we approach recording the “keeper” vocals.

With that said, we’ve got a lot of material to choose from, and decided to get votes from all six of the guys in the band, to see which songs are rising to the top. We clearly have an album in there. We’re looking forward to getting the vocals right, and starting to put sounds on them.  Keyboards/samples and drums are high on the list…but first, we’re going to get some of these vocals nailed down.

More to come…
- Mike (with Brad and Chester looking over my shoulder at this email. They say “hi” by the way)”


New Lemmy Biography Out Now

Acclaimed rock writer Mick Wall has just released a new book about the late Lemmy Kilmister.

Lemmy:  The Definitive Biography is available at and is made up of Wall’s interviews with Lemmy from decades past, as well as insight from those closest to Lemmy.

VIDEO: Eddie Vedder Sings “Happy Birthday” To His Mom At Recent Gig

In an effort to “look like not quite such an ass*ole of a son,” Eddie Vedder got the fans in attendance of Pearl Jam’s April 21st gig in Columbia, S.C. to sing “Happy Birthday” to his mom.

Pearl Jam Eddie Vedder sings Happy Birthday for his Mom; Chicago Cubs Update Columbia SC 04.21.16

Uploaded by Smozilla on 2016-04-22.


WATCH:  Lita Ford, Lzzy Hale Perform “Close My Eyes Forever”

Lita Ford is currently on tour opening up for Halestorm, and during Lita’s set, Lzzy Hale came out and the two performed “Close My Eyes Forever,” which Lita originally recorded with Ozzy Osbourne.

Lita Ford Close your eyes forever FT: Lizzy Hale of Halestorm 4/20/16 Spartanburg SC

Lita Foord Performing Close Your Eyes Forever with Lizzy Hale of Halestorm on 4/20/16 in Spartanburg SC


Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter who never leaves home without her iPod, because to her, there’s something very comforting about carrying around every piece of music she’s ever owned in her life.