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Godfather of Punk Dies- Kings of Leon Begin New CD- Saves The Weezer- Rare Stones Song- Powderfinger Retiring- Aerosmith Intervention- Gilby Clarke Returns and more

04/09/2010
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Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren has died after a cancer battle. He was 64. He died this morning. Spokesman Les Molloy says: "He'd been suffering from cancer for some time, but recently he'd been full of health. It rapidly deteriorated." McLaren was one of the most colorful figures of the mid-seventies punk revolution, manipulating the Sex Pistols' career so they became the mouthpiece of a generation. more

On Wed night PiL's "Johnny Rotten" spoke with late-night host Jimmy Kimmel for an exclusive web interview following his outdoor performance on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live." In clip 1, John Lydon explains why he loves the United States here. In clip 2, John Lydon talks about forming PiL, and how butter brought the band back here

Kings Of Leon have begun recording a follow-up to 2008's massive-selling album 'Only By The Night'. The band are keeping fans up to date with sessions thanks to Nathan Followill, who has sent several Twitter updates from the studio. more

FMQB reports, with Record Store Day coming up on April 17, The Rolling Stones are releasing a limited edition 7" single featuring a previously unreleased track from the upcoming Exile On Main St. reissue. "Plundered My Soul," the first single to be featured off the Exile reissue, will be backed on the 7" by the remastered album track "All Down The Line." Read more and find out what the Beatles are releasing too here

Saves The Day will be performing Weezer's "Pinkerton" at this year's Hoodwink Festival on April 30th. Hoodwink takes place at the Meadowlands the night before Bamboozle

One of Australia's biggest rock bands, Powderfinger, is calling it quits after 21 years, announcing plans Friday to disband later this year after a final Australian tour. more

Tom Hamilton reveals how Aerosmith managed to put their recent feud behind them by sitting down for a meeting and talking through their problems. "There was management there. (We were) all lawyered up. There was a lot of sort of reconciling and processing feelings and stuff. Everyone said how they wanted things to be in the future and it became clear that, for everybody, the coolest thing to do would be to resolve things with the band," He tells the Boston Herald."The phone was ringing. People wanted to see the band. We finally realized, even with all the BS flying around, that there was a beautiful thing right there if we had enough sense to grab it." more

Former Guns N' Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke has announced a live show at Brixton in Redondo Beach, CA on May 28. This is his first show after months of recuperating from a motorcycle accident which occurred on January 10th in California. more

In addition to the announcement of a new frontman, The Human Abstract has confirmed that former (and original) guitar player A.J. Minette will co-write the group's forthcoming album. more

Dream Theater will play a few select headlining shows on some of the "off" days throughout the band's upcoming North American tour with Iron Maiden. more

Members of Converge, The Hope Conspiracy, and Bloodhorse have apparently teamed up to record music as All Pigs Must Die. more

Kid Rock and special guest Orianthi will be performing live at the Calgary Stampede on Friday, July 16, 2010 at the Pengrowth Saddledome

Blur will release a new song as a limited edition seven-inch vinyl single for this year's Record Store Day, which takes place on April 17. more

Billy Morrison has issued the following update: "I will be playing six acoustic shows with my friends, Steve Jones, Billy Duffy and Franky Perez under the name Ducati Allstars in a couple of weeks." more

Bullet For My Valentine will be have a live chat with their fans on Myspace Friday, April 9th at 5:00 GMT/12:00 EST. Tune in for an Exclusive Announcement and submit your questions now at www.myspace.com/myspacelive

Wolves In The Throne Room will headline a month-long European tour in May and early-June. more

Congratulations are in order to hard rockin' blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa for being voted "Best Overall Guitarist" and "Best Blues Guitarist" in the 2010 Guitar Player Magazine Reader's Choice Awards Poll. more

Today's Day in Rock was fueled by the Iron Maiden's masterpiece Piece of Mind. With that in mind, the epic song "To Tame A Land" is based on a famous book but the book's author reportedly refused to give the band permission to use the name for the song. What book was it? Twitter your answer @dayinrock -

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