Alice Cooper Going 4D- Bret Michaels Cruise- Satanic Mr. Ed- Motorhead UK- LCD Soundsystem DVD- Chimaira and Mnemic Lose Members- Def Leppard- more

04/14/2011
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The Day in Rock Digest for 04/14/11: Alice Cooper is to make history by appearing in 4D, according to Classic Rock. This happens on Wednesday May 11 at Battersea Power Station. Dubbed The Ice Cold Event, it will be the first ever holographic rock gig, and is being done to celebrate the release of the Alice Cooper box set more

Poison frontman Bret Michaels has announced the Bret Michaels Super Cruise, due to launch November 10th - 14th in Cozumel, Mexico. Michaels says, “I’ll be on board the entire time playing two full concerts. I’ll be bartending and most importantly hanging with the fans. Can’t guarantee the weather but I can guarantee you’ll have the time of your life.” more

When asked by a fan on Facebook whether the April 2nd LCD Soundsystem final show at New York’s Madison Square Garden would receive an official release, James Murphy answered, “we will!!!!! we filmed it! much nicer than the stream!!!" more

Russell Brand is joining the cast of director Adam Shankman's musical "Rock of Ages," in which he'll play Lonny, who runs an '80s-era rock club. more

Motorhead are to tour Britain again in November, in what’s become an annual event. more

Converge are releasing two new shirts designed and for sale with 100% of the profits to go towards Japan Earthquake & Pacific Tsunami relief efforts. more

John Lennon's handwritten lyrics to classic Beatles tune Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds are to be auctioned off in Los Angeles next month more

Cyanide Serenity has recruited Travis Neal (Divine Heresy) as its new singer. Commented the band: "We are incredibly delighted to announce Travis as our new singer. We are hoping this will be the end of constant changing of vocalists" more

ThePRP.com has reported that The Deftones will apparently perform all of their classic 1997 album Around the Fur as well as last year's acclaimed Diamond Eyes at their tour stop in Portland Oregon. more

TV On The Radio will do a Live On Letterman webcast concert from the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City on Thursday, April 14 more

Lou Reed's manager won't be prosecuted on a New York City harassment claim stemming from a bizarre squabble with a consultant over money. more

Def Leppard has confirmed June 7th as the North American release date for their first ever live album Mirrorball, which will be available exclusively at Walmart and Sam's Club more

Jam! reports: Looks like Jeff Martin is getting The Tea Party started again. According to various sources, the singer-guitarist will reunite with his Canadian rock power trio to perform at festivals this summer. more

Bassist Tomas "Obeast" Koefoed has decided to part ways with Mnemic: "It's time for changes and towards fans of Mnemic, I'm sad to announce that I have played my last shows with Mnemic in Spain in March. Because of my forever continued dedication to music and metal, it has not been easy to make my decision to leave a great and innovative band like Mnemic after 8 successful years with 4 releases. Personally, I don't feel my ambitions are fulfilled in Mnemic anymore" more

Just days after keyboardist Chris Spicuzza announced his departure from Chimaira, drummer Andols Herrick has done the same. Herrick provided theprp with the following statement: "Since Chris released his statement recently, I suppose it's time that I do so as well since I have been dodging questions and comments for almost as long. I am no longer a member of Chimaira, and actually haven't been since before Christmas." more

The release of the expanded, remastered reissue of Queens Of The Stone Age's classic 1998 debut has been delayed. The album will now be available on May 17th via Rekords Rekords/Domino. more

Foo Fighters set to end Adele's run at the top of UK albums chart Band on course to end Adele's 11 week reign at chart summit more

Ted Nugent has announced Ted Nugent Kamp For Kids 2011. more

Touche Amore will team up with La Dispute and Death Is Not Glamorous for a tour of Europe this summer. more

Exhorder has tapped New Orleans bass player Jorge Caicedo for the upcoming tour with Rigor Mortis. Exhorder was planning initially planning on having one guitar player play bass instead, but many feared the songs would not sound the same more

Orange Goblin will enter The Animal Farm studio in London on Friday, August 12 to begin recording its as-yet-untitled seventh album for a March 2012 release via Candlelight Records. more

Another Breath will disband indefinitely following some final shows in August. Here's the official word: "We plan to host a weekend of final shows in the upstate NY area August 26th - August 28th. We intend to do a show at in our hometown of Fulton, NY (30 min north of Syracuse) on 8/26 and play mostly older songs since this is where the band got its start many years ago." more

On this day in 1963, The Beatles popped in on the Crawdaddy Club in Richmond-on-Thames to check out the then-unsigned Rolling Stones.

On this day in 1969, The Beatles’ recording of “The Ballad of John and Yoko” took place with just two members, John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Paul played bass, drums and piano with John on guitars and lead vocals. The song was banned from many radio stations as being blasphemous on account of the use of the word, “Christ.”

On this day in 1973, Led Zeppelin started a two-week run on the top of the U.K. album chart with Houses of the Holy, also a #1 in the U.S. The young girl, featured on the cover of the album climbing naked up Giants Causeway in Northern Ireland, was six-year-old Samantha Gates.

On this day in 1975, The Rolling Stones announced the replacement for departed guitarist Mick Taylor: former Faces guitarist and Jeff Beck Group bassist Ronnie Wood.

On this day in 1986, at the height of the backwards-masking hysteria, evangelist Jim Brown claimed that the theme to the children’s TV show, Mr. Ed, contained hidden Satanic messages. Find out what else happened on this date in music history here

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