Finch Break Up- Duff McKagan To Tell All- Flaming Tool- Taking Back Christmas Sunday- Ex- Paramore Leak- Candlemass Reunion Video- Glassjaw Tour- Nikki Sixx- more

12/21/2010
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The Day in Rock Digest for 12/21/10: After an eleven-year history including a brief hiatus, Finch have split up. The band made the announcement through their Bandcamp page more

Former Guns N' Roses and current Velvet Revolver bassist Duff McKagan alluded to his forthcoming autobiography in his most recent blog for Seattle Weekly. An excerpt follows: "A dilemma that I am now facing, is the book that I am just now finishing. It is a story of redemption in the end, but it does tell my whole story - thorns, pimples, blood, puke, and all. I have told my kids of my past and they have seen the pictures and read the stories. That is all that I can do for now. Well no, there is one other big thing I can do; and that is to be a loving and trustful Dad." more

"The Heart Is A Drum Machine (The Score)," which was composed by The Flaming Lips' Stephen Drozd and features guest vocalist Maynard James Keenan (Tool, A Perfect Circle, Puscifer) on a cover of Elton John's "Rocket Man," will be released on Jan. 18.

Taking Back Sunday recorded a short holiday song called "Merry Christmas I Missed You So Much" while in the studio working on their new album with the reformed original lineup. Check it out here

Zac Farro, Paramore's drummer whose departure (along with brother Josh) was just officially announced on Saturday (Dec. 18), isn't wasting any time before moving on to new musical projects. Supposedly he has a new song online more

Iron Maiden will headline the Swiss edition of the Sonisphere festival, set to take place June 24, 2011 in Basel, St. Jakob. Also scheduled to appear are Slipknot and Alice Cooper, more

Glassjaw have announced their first headlining tour in four years. The tour will cover a good chunk of U.S. cities. more

Candlemass celebrated their 25-year anniversary by performing an extra-long, two-and-a-half-hour set at Debaser Medis in Stockholm this past Saturday, December 18. The band's classic debut album, "Epicus Doomicus Metalicus", was played in its entirety for the first time with the original singer Johan Lδngqvist. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be viewed more

Manowar will play its first U.K. show in years on March 27, 2011 at O2 Academy in Birmingham. It is not presently clear if additional U.K. dates will follow. more

After over two incredibly action/drama/injury/tour-soaked years of constant insanity, Weedeater have completed their long-delayed, fourth full-length release. The album, dubbed Jason... The Dragon, has been scheduled for worldwide release on March 1st, 2011 via Southern Lord Records. more

For the follow up to their hit single “Trinity,” Paper Tongues have chosen the track “Get Higher,” a song that guitarist Joey Signa says is the most honest songs on the band’s album. more

Apostasy has announced the addition of Peter Huss to the band's ranks as its new permanent guitarist more

Denise Richards has confirmed she's dating Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx, but insists they're taking the new romance "very slowly" more

Xandria have announced the addition of 29-year-old female singer Manuela Kraller to the group's ranks. more

Killwhitneydead has announced plans to release both a new album and 7" in 2011. more

Sinister has a new bass player. His name is Joost van der Graaf. more

Horace Pinker entered Sonic Iguana Studios to record their next record with Mass Giorgini. This will be the fifth release they have recorded with Giorgini (Pop Culture Failure, Copper Regret, Red-Eyed Regular, Texas One Ten) at Sonic Iguana. more

On this day in 1969, The Supremes made their last TV appearance together with Diana Ross on The Ed Sullivan Show singing their last #1, “Someday We'll Be Together.”

On this day in 1985, Bruce Springsteen's album, Born in the USA passed Michael Jackson's Thriller to become the second longest-lasting L.P. on the Billboard U.S. Top 10. It stayed there for 79 weeks. Only The Sound of Music with Julie Andrews lasted longer at 109 weeks.

On this day in 2003, Michael Andrews featuring Gary Jules went to #1 on the U.K. singles chart with their version of the Tears For Fears song “Mad World.” The song took just 90 minutes to record in 2001 and was featured in the film Donnie Darko. Find out what else happened on this date in music history here

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