A new book on Van Halen will be published in October. Van Halen Rising: How a Southern California Backyard Party Band Saved Heavy Metal was written by Greg Renoff.

Members of Little Feat will perform at a concert May 23rd at The Pageant in St. Louis to benefit Avery’s Angels Foundation, which provides suicide prevention programs for high school students.

Brian Wilson, Randy Newman and The Zombies Colin Blunstone are among the guest vocalists on producer Emile Haynie‘s album We Fall. It’s Haynie’s debut as a recording artist, after having produced such acts as Lana Del Rey, Bruno Mars, Kanye West and Eminem.

Allman Brothers and Gov’t Mule singer and guitarist Warren Haynes plays on Into the Sun, the new album by blues and jazz guitarist Robben Ford, which comes out March 30th.