Mars Volta Leak?- Clash Star Stroke Reports Denied- Mike Portnoy Mystery- New Michael Schenker, UFO, Scorpions Band- Dio Bonham Supergroup- Motorhead- Queen- more

12/14/2010
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The Day in Rock Digest for 12/14/10: Yesterday on The Mars Volta fan forum The Comatorium, what many speculated to be a leaked track from the band's upcoming 6th album slipped out. Have a listen here

Gorillaz have said that news reports about bassist Paul Simonon (The Clash) being taken to hospital in Sydney and suffering from a stroke are incorrect. more

Former Dream Theater and current Avenged Sevenfold drummer Mike Portnoy posted this mysterious message on Twitter: "There's alot of things going on in my life I wish I could openly and honestly talk about at the moment, but cannot... but when I can, I will..."

Michael Schenker (Michael Shenker Group, former UFO and Scorpions) has announced that he has formed a new band named, Strangers In The Night with UFO bass player Pete Way, former Scorpions drummer Herman Rarebell and singer Michael Voss. more

Peter Bjorn and John are back with a new record, set to hit stores on March 29th. The usually self produced band have chosen to enlist the skills of Per Sunding (ex-Eggstone) as producer. more

In light of the recent hospitalization of No Use For A Name bassist Matt Riddle, the band has cancelled/postponed their "Almost 25th Anniversary Tour" that was scheduled for January in the United States more

Former Dio guitarist Craig Goldy has told Classic Rock that he’s put together a new band with vocalist Chas West (Bonham), bassist Sean McNabb (Quiet Riot, Great White) and drummer Gary Holland (Great White). more

Queen Play Rock Band Live At Wembley Stadium! As most will be aware Queen appear on Rock Band 3... But you will never have seen Rock Band or Bohemian Rhapsody quite played like this more

Motorhead will release their new studio album, The Wφrld Is Yours, on February 8th in North America. more

Murder By Death has unveiled a new box set due out in January. They explained: MBD is releasing a boxed set version of our five albums plus a bunch of other material- it's in a wooden box with Murder By Death burned into the cover. more

Death's seventh and final album 'The Sound of Perseverance' will see its official re-issue on February 15th in North America (February 21 internationally) via Relapse Records. The first in a series of official Death re-issues slated for 2011 more

Whitesnake vocalist David Coverdale and guitarist Doug Aldrich have donated a few great auction items available at the Y&T site to benefit bass player and all round great guy Phil Kennemore, who is battling metastatic cancer. more

Sick Of It All has announced their first tour of 2011. The group will hit the road in mid-January with Outbreak and Alpha & Omega in tow. more

Glasvegas have revealed the replacement for recently departed drummer Caroline McKay. The band have told NME that they have recruited Swede Jonna Lφfgren more

Before Their Eyes (Rise Records) has apparently been rejoined by original singer (and founding member) Nick Moore, who left the group last spring. more

Triumph's Mike Levine - "We don't really have a serious plan of recording an entire album, at this stage anyway" more

On this day in 1962, Bill Wyman made his live debut with The Rolling Stones at the Ricky Tick Club, Star and Garter Hotel in Windsor, England. The group were known as The Rollin' Stones during this period.

On this day in 2004, The funeral took place in Arlington, Texas for Damageplan and Pantera guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott. Eddie Van Halen placed Darrell’s original black and yellow stripes guitar into the KISS Kasket he was buried in. Several thousand fans and friends gathered at the Arlington Convention Center in Arlington, to mourn the guitarist’s death. Darrell was shot five times in the back of the head during a gig at the Alrosa Villa Club in Columbus on December 8, 2004 by a mentally ill former U.S. Marine. Damageplan’s drum technician, John Brooks, and tour manager, Chris Paluska, were both injured in the incident. Find out what else happened on this date in music history here

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