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04/05/2011
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The Day in Rock Digest for 04/05/11: Classic Rock starts us off today with this sad news: One-time Manowar drummer Scott Columbus has died at the age of 54.So far, no cause for this tragedy has been made public. more

Pro-wrestler Triple H made a grand entrance to the tune of Metallica's 'For Whom The Bell Tolls' during WrestleMania XXVII event on Sunday, April 3rd, right before losing to the Undertaker. Check out footage of the entrance here

Incubus has posted an update on their website saying that their new album will be called If Not Now, When? The new single "Adolescents" arrived at radio yesterday. more

Anathema will tour North America for the first time ever as special guests to Blackfield on the East Coast/Canadian leg of their tour. more

An entire Ramones set from a performance at New York City's Palladium on January 7, 1978. The 26-song, 54-minute set has been set to a series of cheap sci-fi movie trailers. Check it out here

Saving Abel will perform a free concert as part of their current Miss America tour, at 7 PM on April 6th at the Special Events Center on Fort Carson, Colorado military base.The concert event is free and open to the general public. more

Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has made one lucky fan's dreams come true after giving the sick teenager his drum kit. more

Alice In Chains vocalist/guitarist William DuVall is producing a feature-length documentary film about Atlanta's hardcore punk scene. Under the working title, All Alone Together, the film spotlights two generations of hardcore kids more

Former Obituary/Six Feet Under guitarist Allen West has launched a brand new death metal band called Southwicked. more

On May 3rd, Mausoleum/Universal Music are releasing a new collection from Dokken called The Anthems. more

Suffokate will enter Undercity Recordings (As Blood Runs Black) in Hollywood, CA this month to begin recording their new album more

Swashbuckle have announced their new drummer: Legendary Pirate King Eric The Brown who permanently replaces Bootsmann Collins more

Cancer Bats has announced that it will be releasing its 2004 debut album 'Birthing the Giant' for the first time on limited edition gold vinyl. The pressing, limited to 1000 copies, is set to be released on May 10 more

Gaslight Anthem frontman Brian Fallon will record an album with his side project, The Horrible Crowes. more

F**ked Up will be releasing a new LP of sorts for Record Store Day on April 16. Exclaim is reporting that David's Town will be a concept album that takes place in the fictional British town of Byrdesdale Spa circa 1977 more

Richard Patterson, a Canadian drummer who is perhaps best remembered for his time playing in the Esquires, a popular Ottawa band during the 1960s, passed away on April 3, 2011 more

Monsters has apparently called it quits after three years together. Just months ago the group released their debut full-length via Emmure frontman Frankie Palmeri's fledgling label, False Prophet Records. more

Tramp, the new Swedish "rock 'n' roll super group consisting of members of The Hellacopters, Captain Murphy, Henry Fiats Open Sore and The Turpentines, has just released its debut album, "Indigo", in Sweden via Killer Cobra Records. more

Type O Negative tribute act, Bloody Kisses, will pay tribute to the late Peter Steele with two shows in Ireland this month. more

On this day in 1978, Duran Duran made their live debut at The Lecture Theatre, Birmingham Polytechnic.

On this day in 1981, Canned Heat singer and harmonica player, Bob "The Bear" Hite died aged 36 of a heart attack.

On this day in 1998, British drummer Cozy Powell was killed when his car smashed into crash barriers on a motorway in Bristol, England. Powell had worked with Jeff Beck, Whitesnake, Black Sabbath, Rainbow and the ELP spin-off Emerson, Lake, & Powell. The drummer had also played on sessions by Donovan, Roger Daltrey, Jack Bruce, Gary Moore and Brian May. Find out what else happened on this date in music history here

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