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04/12/2011
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The Day in Rock Digest for 04/12/11: The world premiere of Def Leppard's new single, "Undefeated" is set for Planet Rock's "Rob Birnie Show" today starting at 9 a.m. UK time, 4 a.m. EST, 1 a.m. PST. The track is one of three new studio songs on Leppard's new live album, "Mirrorball," which should hit stores this summer.

David Bowie has described rumours about him collaborating on a rock'n'roll comedy film with The Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger as "piffle". more

Cave In's new album…their first in more than 5 years…is set to be release on May 24th. The new album, White Silence, will be released via Hydra Head. more

The short version of a trailer for the upcoming reissues of Ozzy Osbourne's "Blizzard of Ozz" and "Diary of a Madman" can be viewed here

The life of late singer Jeff Buckley will be the subject of a biopic directed by Ryan Jaffe (The Rocker). more

Nevermore has cancelled their forthcoming North American tour with Symphony X, , Powerglove and Blackguard. more

TV On The Radio have created a short film to accompany the band's new album, Nine Types Of Light. more

Tom Waits is voicing a character for an animated musical titled The Monster of Nix. more

Queen Online report that Queen drummer Roger Taylor will unveil a statue by sculptor Tim Shaw, called 'The Drummer', in Truro, Cornwall on June 25th. more

Mark Garza tells fans, "It's true that I have left The Famine with no particular destination as of now. I don't have any scandalous reason why I left other than I know when its my time to go and I just went." more

Due to U.S. tour commitments Devildriver have been forced to cancel their appearance at this year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival more

Brutal Truth (Kevin Sharp: vocals, Dan Lilker: bass, Richard Hoak: drums, Erik Burke: guitar) has completed work on their brand new full-length album titled End Time. more

Emarosa has revealed to Alternative Press that they have parted ways with troubled frontman Jonny Craig. more

Culture Brats have published their interview with Terry Ilous, lead singer of XYZ and currently behind the mic for Great White, about his all-star celebrity concert and single for Japan. Check it out here

Due to "circumstances beyond the band's control," Destruction have been forced to postpone their previously announced South American dates. The group's manager, Jeff Keller, says in a statement, "Unfortunately, there were multiple issues, most notably regarding travel logistics, that have forced us to reschedule these dates" more

On this day in 1954, Bill Haley & His Comets recorded "Rock Around the Clock" at Pythian Temple studios in New York City. Written by Max C. Freedman and James E. Myers, the song was first recorded by Italian-American band Sonny Dae and His Knights. Considered by many to be the song that put rock and roll on the map around the world, Haley's version was used over the opening titles of the film Blackboard Jungle and went on to become a worldwide #1.

On this day in 1966, Jan Berry, of Jan & Dean, was almost killed when he crashed his Porsche into a parked truck a short distance from Dead Man's Curve in Los Angeles. Partially paralyzed and suffering brain damage, Berry was able to walk again after extensive therapy.

On this day in 1967, Mick Jagger was punched in the face by an airport official during a row at Le Bourget Airport in Paris. Jagger lost his temper after the Stones entourage was being searched for drugs, resulting in them missing their flight.

On this day in 1975, David Bowie announced his second career retirement, saying, "I've rocked my roll. It's a boring dead end, there will be no more rock'n'roll records from me." Find out what else happened on this date in music history here

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