Steven Tyler Promises Debauchery, Sex and Drugs- Evanescence Reunion Denied- Ozzy Legend Honor- Zakk Wylde Delay- Peter Steele Remembered- RX Bandits Breaking Up- more

04/13/2011
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The Day in Rock Digest for 04/13/11: Aerosmith's Steven Tyler will publish his memoirs worldwide on May 3, promising to share "all the unexpurgated, brain-jangling tales of debauchery, sex & drugs, transcendence & chemical dependence you will ever want to hear." more

Ozzy Osbourne will be honored as a legend at this year's Kerrang! rock awards. The 62-year-old will be given the prize at a ceremony in London on 9 June. more

The management of Evanescence has denied to Blabbermouth.net that guitarist Troy McLawhorn has rejoined the band after leaving Seether last month. more

According to an update on the official Black Label Society MySpace page the band's new unplugged/acoustic album, The Song Remains Not The Same, will now be released on May 10th. Earlier reports indicated it would be released on May 3rd. more

RX Bandits have announced through a posting on their website that they will be disbanding after one final tour this summer, putting a close to their 16 year long career. more

Just a day after their drummer announced his departure from the band, The Famine has announced that they're breaking up. Nick Nowell had the following to say: "As of this past Saturday, The Famine is no more. In my mind, bands break up because Courtney Love kills their singer or because they can't stand each other. Neither of those circumstances is descriptive of our situation. For us, life simply got in the way, as it often does." more

"Wasted Life", a new demo song from Dead Of Night, the band featuring Shadows Fall guitarists Matt Bachand and Jon Donais along with former members of Unearth and Seemless, can be streamed here

Mumford & Sons will perform an exclusive show for Clear Channel's iHeartRadio Live series at the P.C. Richard & Son Theater in New York City on April 13. more

Dave Grohl has revealed the Foo Fighters cut the analogue master tape from new album Wasting Light into a million two-inch pieces, and they’re included in copies of the record more

MetalSucks writer Anso DF has published Part 1 of a week-long series that looks back at the life of Type O Negative / Carnivore frontman/bassist Peter Steele. A year has nearly passed since his death, and they reached out to a few of Peter’s family, friends, and Type O Negative bandmates, who generously shared their thoughts, remembrances, and regrets. more

Shai Hulud, Naysayer, Endwell, and My Turn To Win will be touring Eastern Canada this summer. more

Corrosion Of Conformity bassist/vocalist Mike Dean says, "We made demos of 11 new songs at our rehearsal space and Woody's [Weatherman, guitar] barn. Some of them were pretty close to the finished idea. I was like the tyrant of pre-production getting everything recorded to see if the ideas held up." more

Dengue Fever been selected to perform at the Ray Davies‘ Meltdown Festival in London, as well as at the Glastonbury Festival this June.

Limp Bizkit have revealed the dates for its upcoming summer tour of Europe. You can view the full list of announced date here

Lacy Gibson, a gifted Chicago blues guitarist who over a career that spanned six decades came to be known as a musician’s musician thanks in part to his flashy jazz-influenced guitar skills, died of a heart attack on April 11, 2011. He was 74. more

Reuters reports that Fleetwood Mac star Lindsey Buckingham has finished work on his third solo album in six years, a project he expects to release in September and promote with a tour. more

On this day in 1965, The Beatles recorded the song “Help!” during an evening recording session at EMI Studios in London.

On this day in 1967, Nancy and Frank Sinatra were at U.K. #1 on the U.K. singles chart with “Somethin’ Stupid,” making them the only father-daughter duo to have a chart-topping single.

On this day in 1974, Paul McCartney and Wings’ Band on the Run album was at #1 on the U.S. album charts. It was McCartney’s third American chart-topping album, which went on to sell over six million copies worldwide.

On this day in 1980, after nearly 4,000 performances, the musical Grease closed on Broadway.

On this day in 2008, producer and drummer Clifford Davies, who had worked with Ted Nugent from 1975 to 1982, was found dead (aged 59) from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his home in Atlanta. It was reported that Davies was “extremely distraught” over outstanding medical bills. Find out what else happened on this date in music history here

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