In Other Rock News…(July 11th)

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chris Cornell and Blink-182 make up the July 11th installment of "In Other Rock News..."  Enjoy!


A Funny Thing Happened To RHCP On The Way To Belarus…

You’d think by now that the Red Hot Chili Peppers wouldn’t be mistaken for another band (let alone Metallica), but that’s what happened to them over the weekend while going through customs in Belarus.  Check out the funny photo Flea shared about the experience, which including signing Metallica photos and CDs.  Hopefully Metallica will get mistaken for RHCP next time they go through Belarus.

We were called into customs officials office at an airport in Belarus and they asked us to sign a bunch of Metallica cd's and photos. We tried to explain to them that we weren't Metallica but they insisted that we sign anyway. They had the power. Well I did play fight fire with with with Metallica once. I love Metallica anyways but I'm no Robert Trujillo.

See this Instagram photo by @sllollaryee * 18.1k likes


More Details On Arrest Of Chris Cornell Stalker

We’re learning more about what led to the arrest of Jessica Robbins, Chris Cornell’s longtime stalker, outside a Louisville venue on Cornell’s current solo tour.

Page Six is reporting that Robbins “bought a ticket to the show by wearing a disguise and had a ‘stolen passport’ at the time of her arrest.”  She had also recently removed her court-ordered GPS ankle monitor and missed a court date.  Venue staff also grew suspicious when a woman wearing large sunglasses and a scarf around her head in the middle of a heat wave bought a ticket from the box office in cash.

Robbins managed to make it in the venue, with sources saying she got within feet of Cornell, but the hired bodyguard realized who she was and quickly escorted her out of the venue where she was handed over to the authorities.

New Blink-182 Album Hits No.1 On Billboard 200

Finally, congratulations to Blink-182 are in order whose new album Californina debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 album chart netting 186,000 units in its first week of sales.


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.