In Other Rock News...(April 28th)

Lita Ford, Lzzy Hale, Sebastian Bach and more make up the April 28th installment of “In Other Rock News…” Enjoy!

Lita Ford, Lzzy Hale Perform “Cherry Bomb”

Best part about epic double bills?  Performances like this when Lita Ford brings Lzzy Hale and opening act Dorothy out to rock The Runaways’ classic “Cherry Bomb.”

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Sebastian Bach Talks GN’R Reunion

Sebastian Bach brought some interesting insights to the Guns N’ Roses reunion of Axl Rose and Slash in a recent interview with Billboard and how perhaps a reunion isn’t as crazy as we always thought.

“…We would drink a lot of booze and talk about bullshit, this and that, but at the end of every single night going into the early morning or late afternoon [laughs], he would always say, ‘But Bas, never say never,’” recalled Bach. “He would always end the night with a ‘but you never can tell, you know, maybe someday.’ One part of me was surprised and the other part was not surprised.”

Record Store Day Brings Huge Gains Vinyl Album Sales

Once again, Record Store Day is a huge boon for indie music shops across the U.S., according to figures from Billboard.  Here are just some of the great stats from RSD:

— 13 percent of all albums sold were on vinyl (521,000 of 4.1 million).

— Indie stores sold 74 percent of all vinyl albums for the week.

— Indie stores sold 640,000 albums – a gain of 131 percent compared to the previous week (278,000).

— Indie stores sold 383,000 vinyl albums – a gain of 320 percent compared to the previous week (91,000).

— Indie stores sold 108,000 physical singles – a gain of 2,600 percent compared to the previous week (4,000).

— Indie stores sold 100,000 12” vinyl singles – a gain of 4,900 percent compared to the previous week (2,000).

— Record Store Day limited edition albums and singles combined to sell nearly 300,000 copies, according to Nielsen Music.



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.