On Today's Rock News:  Pearl Jam - What a Tease!, Metallica's James Hetfield gets serious, and Aerosmith's Steven Tyler is busy working on a book and NEW MUSIC!

The1stFive.com is reporting that Pearl Jam is celebrating their 20th anniversary this year and like your high school sweat heart, they're such a tease!

Mookie>>>PJ from Pearl Jam on Vimeo.

It’s a bit of something to get the curiosity revved up for what promises to be a very insightful and personal documentation of the band’s 20-year history.

VIA The1stFive.com

Metallica's James Hetfield is up next and fresh off The Big 4 Festival, he's back to talk about growing up father-less.

Hetfield will be part of a Q & A following a screening of Absent, a documentary directed by Gilbert filmmaker Justin Hunt, known best for his 2008 documentary American Meth. Absent explores the "father wound" of absentee fathers and features Hetfield discussing his experiences growing up without a father present.

Very cool of the world-famous rocker!  But dude, he's James Hetfield - I mean, he kicked life's ass!  Hetfield had this to say:

"Me going through lots of painful things in my life, and having to deal with them, is something I've learned is part of being that warrior, and stepping up in my life and taking responsibility for myself," says Hetfield in a recent interview he and Hunt did with Fox News.

Hopefully he can help others in the same situation, so more people can kick life in the ass!  :-)

VIA Blogs.PhoenixNewTimes.com

Aerosmith's Steven Tyler is quite the busy beaver.  He's judge on American Idol, he's releasing a book on May 3rd called "Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?: A Rock 'n' Roll Memoir", and he's now working on NEW MUSIC!

The song itself, an upbeat, summery tune written by Tyler and frequent collaborator Marti Frederiksen and recorded in Los Angeles, will be premiered on "Idol" host Ryan Seacrest's radio show KIIS-FM in Los Angeles.

New solo stuff and he's working on new music with his band Aerosmith:

Tyler, in fact, has already started working on a new album with Aerosmith. The band, minus guitarist Joe Perry, convened with Frederiksen during late January and early February to start preparing new songs.

VIA Billboard.com

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