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04/06/2011
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The Day in Rock Digest for 04/06/11: NME starts us off with this bad news: Bryan Ferry was admitted to hospital last night (April 5) and according to reports is "seriously ill." The Roxy Music singer was due to make an appearance at an Olympic 2012 event, but pulled out after saying he has been feeling unwell for some time and wanted to undergo hospital examination. more

The 1st Five has this odd one: Artist Kota Ezawa has for some reason been inspired to reanimate The Beatles (via their 1964 Ed Sullivan appearance) into Dead Kennedys with an animated performance of their canonical “California Uber Alles”. “Beatles Uber Alles” is an odd little video, but kind of neat at the same time. Check it out here

Vulgar Display of Blog gives us this food for thought: There is still no word concerning a possible Ozzfest 2011 event or tour. By this time, we at VDOB believe that if there was not going to be an Ozzfest there would have been an announcement. The band page on the official website was updated to '2011 Bands Coming Soon'. more

Alice In Chains has re-launched their website, AliceInChains.com, and the band says that a special concert announcement will be coming on Monday, April 11. more

Black Stone Cherry has posted a new track from upcoming album, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (5/31), on Roadrunner.com here

Marilyn Manson will announce a US tour soon along with his new drummer according to Vulgar Display of Blog. more

Robbie Robertson now has a book in his sights. "I'm going to write an autobiography," the performer, producer, songwriter and former member of The Band tells Billboard.com. more

August Burns Red's forthcoming album will be titled "Leveler," and will hit stores on June 21st more

Paul McCartney has reportedly recorded guest vocals for actor Steve Martin's new Bluegrass album, according to NME. more

Down 'N' Outz — a project fronted by Def Leppard's Joe Elliott, backed by The Quireboys and playing rare tracks connected only by Mott The Hoople — is about to unleash its first live DVD, "Live At The Hammersmith Odeon". more

Blood For Blood will make its American return at this year's New England Metal And Hardcore Festival on Friday, April 15. The band has also announced plans to record a new album this year, its first since 2004's "Serenity". more

Morbid Angel have set "Illud Divinum Insanus" as the title of their forthcoming album, which has been scheduled for a June 6th release (one day later in North America).

Mumford & Sons have added even more shows to their U.S. tour plans, starting on June 3 in Kansas City. more

Bruce Springsteen played his latest surprise concert in Asbury Park, NJ over the weekend, as the Boss teamed with a number of local musicians for a short set of covers. more

A sculpted guitar memorial to Kurt Cobain has been unveiled in a park in the Nirvana frontman's Washington state hometown. The dedication in Aberdeen on Tuesday marked the 17th anniversary of Cobain's suicide in Seattle. more

The Damned Things has announced the dates for its upcoming tour of Europe. more

Initial details have been announced for Sound and Fury 2011. The event will take place on July 22, 23, and 24th at the Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara, CA. Lambgoat is one of its sponsors and has the details including a lengthy lineup here

Murder Death Kill, King Conquer, Bermuda, and Float Face Down will be touring together this spring. more

On this day in 1968, it was announced that Pink Floyd founder member Syd Barrett had officially left the group. Barrett suffered from psychiatric disorders compounded by drug use.

On this day in 1974, the California Jam 1 festival took place in Ontario, California, featuring the Eagles, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Earth Wind & Fire, ELP, Black Oak Arkansas and Seals & Croft. Over 200,000 attended.

On this day in 1998 Wendy O. Williams former singer of The Plasmatics, died from self-inflicted gunshot wounds. Williams was known for her wild stage theatrics which included blowing up equipment, near nudity and chain-sawing guitars. Find out what else happened on this date in music history here

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