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07/15/2010
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The Day in Rock Digest for 7/15/20: a quick roundup of the top rock news stories from across the web: Black Label Society frontman/guitarist Zakk Wylde has reportedly confirmed a one-off special event at HMP Stocken in Stretton, Leicestershire, as part of their anti-violence/anti-bullying campaign, according Glasswerk.co.uk. Wylde will give a solo performance and hold a Q&A session with approximately 60 inmates. more

Johnny "Rotten" Lydon slammed U2 when asked why PiL was performing at the big summer festivals. According to ASB, he told Britain's Daily Star, "We haven't had any offers. They have been quite negative, which has astounded us because PiL is the perfect festival band. You don't want U2 - that's a band that never should have existed. There's no life experience in any of their songs." more

Poison The Well have announced via their MySpace blog that they will be putting the band on hold to "explore other interests in our lives." more

Vh1 can breathe a sigh of relief, their dream of a new Rock of Love are still alive. Sleazeroxx reports: Bret Michaels is denying a report that he popped the question to his longtime girlfriend, Kristi Lynn Gibson. "No. We are not engaged yet," said Michaels on CBS' "The Early Show," where he appeared Wednesday morning (July 14) to promote his new album, "Custom Built." "We're a work in progress." more

The old Metallica joke used when someone accused them of selling out was to say they sell out every venue, every night. That still holds true: According to Stuff.co.nz, tickets to the first of two Metallica shows in Christchurch, New Zealand sold out in five minutes Wed morning after the concerts went on sale to the general public at 9.00am today. more

Muse have added a second live date at Los Angeles' Staples Center for this September. The band will now play: 25th September 2010: Staples Center, Los Angeles and 26th September 2010: Staples Center, Los Angeles ** EXTRA DATE ADDED ** more

Queensryche have plans to re-release 1990's Empire in a special edition to commemorate the album's 20th anniversary. The group will celebrate their most commercially successful release by adding a bonus disc containing selections from a 1990 concert in London more

This Sunday, July 18th, will mark over two months since the passing of legendary heavy metal vocalist Ronnie James Dio. In an effort to keep his legacy alive and to raise money for cancer research, numerous Long Island bands will be coming to together for this one-time memorial event. Details here

Jimmy Eat World announced today via twitter that their recently completed new album will be titled Invented and is due out September 28, 2010. more

We were informed that the release date for Michael Franti & Spearhead's new album, The Sound Of Sunshine, has been moved from August 24th to September 21st. Check out a little behind the scenes video here

Anberlin have premiered the video to their new single, "Impossible," which comes from their forthcoming release "Dark Is The Way, Light Is A Place" which comes out September 21. Watch the video here

Rockabye Baby! - known for transforming timeless rock songs into beautiful instrumental lullabies - has released Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions Of Black Sabbath. more Why not just play the real music for the kids and get em started on the right path early?

To mark the 25th anniversary of Live Aid, The BBC have announced that they are producing a film based on the story of Bob Geldof and Harvey Goldsmith's 1985 charity concert. more

Amy Winehouse has said that she will release her next studio album no later than January next year. more
We couldn't ignore this one from Antiquiet: Wired reports that there's a phenomenon called "i-dosing" that involves listening to Crystal Castles or some sh*t through headphones, which supposedly melts your f**king head like "marijuana, cocaine, opium and peyote." Some are calling itů Ready for this? Digital drugs. more
Doro tells Classic Rock that she is planning to do her own tribute to Ronnie James Dio at the Bloodstock Open Air Festival. more

Billboard reports that Apple Inc has called a surprise press conference for Friday (July 15) to talk about the iPhone 4, as the company continues to deal with fallout from reported reception problems on its popular smartphone. more.

The recently reunited circa-1986 Animosity album lineup of Corrosion Of Conformity, featuring Woody Weatherman on guitar, Mike Dean on bass and vocals, and Reed Mullin on drums has announced a slew of new tour dates. more

Original Recordings Group have quietly announced vinyl represses of most of the eel's back catalog, saving fans from having to spend ridiculous amounts of money finding them on eBay. more

Styx do over: BW&BK reports that the group's forthcoming Regeneration: Volume 1 contains six re-recorded versions of some of the band's classics and one brand new song, 'Difference In the World'. more

To celebrate the album's 20th anniversary, Morrissey has announced plans to re-release Bona Drag with extra material. The original, 1990 LP compiled the best of the former Smiths frontman's early solo work, much of which was unavailable on album. more

Spin has a review of The Dead Weather's club tour kick off in D.C. here

Sara Crow Goldstein has unveiled plans to shoot a new documentary about DIY ska/punk/etc. band Bomb the Music Industry!. more

Fozzy, the hard rockers featuring international wrestling mega star Chris Jericho on vocals, have announced details regarding the band's upcoming mini-tour of Europe. more

Bang Tango guitarist Alex Grossi (Quiet Riot, Adler's Appetite, Beautiful Creatures) will be taking a temporary leave of absence from Bang Tango for a summer tour with Adler's Appetite. His replacement is guitarist Scott LaFalmme. more

Joan Of Arc, the experimental indie rock band fronted by Cap'n Jazz' Tim Kinsella, will be releasing an extremely limited cassette box set. more

From Gibson.com's This Date in Music History: Tragedy for John Lennon's family occurred on this day in 1958 when John's mother Julia was knocked down and killed by a car driven by an off-duty policeman. As Beatles fans all know, Lennon would never truly recover from the trauma. Find out what else happened on this date here -

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