Neil Young is in the final stages of mixing his new album, which he recorded with U2 producer Daniel Lanois in a Los Angeles house earlier this year. "We cut a couple of solo acoustic songs, but the rest is very electric," Lanois told Rolling Stone. "There's no band, but I got in there with my sonics. There's nothing else out there like it."' In other Neil Young news, the second volume of his Archives box set is coming out. It will contain at least three unreleased albums (1975's Homegrown, 1977's Chrome Dreams and 1978's Oceanside-Countryside) as well as live recordings from Young's 1976 tour with Crazy Horse.
Richie Hayward, the drummer best known as a founding member of the band Little Feat, died last Thursday. He had been battling liver cancer. He died from complications of lung disease at a hospital in Victoria, British Columbia while awaiting a liver transplant.