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04/18/2011
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The Day in Rock Digest for 04/18/11: AP reports: Authorities say they've nabbed a burglar who stole $100,000 in jewelry from Jon Bon Jovi's New Jersey home and also robbed three of the rocker's neighbors. Bail has been set at $100,000 for 21-year-old Nicholas Tracy of Beachwood. more

Stone Sour bassist Shawn Economaki has left the band's current tour for personal reasons. The band say they'll continue their US trek with Theory of a Deadman, Skillet, Halestorm and Art of Dying with a stand-in more

The latest supergroup to hit the studio features former Yngwie Malmsteen singer Mike Vescera, Dio bassist Rudy Sarzo, Judas Priest drummer Scott Travis and guitarist Chris Imellitteri more

Variety has lost in its attempt to pursue a trademark claim in Delaware against the punk band The Vandals over the band's 2004 album cover which featured their name in a similar style to the entertainment trade paper's logo. But the case isn't over yet. This is only one victory, the case isn't over yet

L.A. Guns guitarist Tracii Guns Tweets: "Just found out I get to shred on The Price Is Right next Tuesday (April 19th) and it airs May 9th." more

X legend Exene Cervenka has called off her current solo tour, citing a flare-up of the multiple sclerosis that she revealed in 2009 she has been diagnosed with. more

Korn are giving away a free download of a new song called "Get Up," which is a collaboration with Skrillex. Grab it on their official site here

Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Jason Hook has refused to confirm or deny rumours the band have parted ways with bassist Matt Snell. more

Chimaira has announced replacements for drummer Andols Herrick and keyboardist Chris Spicuzza, who recently exited the band. Now joining the group are Sean Zatorsky (Daath) on keyboards and Austin D'Amond (Bleed The Sky) on drums. more

Behemoth will release an expanded package version of their early EPs Conjuration and Slaves Shall Serve in June. Abyssus Abyssum Invocat features remastered tracks, bonus tracks, new artwork and liner notes. more

Billy Milano joined Exhorder for a performance of the classic S.O.D. song "United Forces" in Austin, Texas on April 16th. "United Forces" appeared on S.O.D.'s 1985 crossover classic "Speak English or Die." more

Vertical Horizon has released a new EP featuring five acoustic versions of songs from the band's latest release "Burning The Days." more

Ex Black Sabbath singer Tony Martin will record guest vocals for Cypriot metal band Arrayan Path's upcoming album, due out in September. more

Quiet Riot has announced that they have cancelled their previously announced tour of Australia and New Zealand with Warrant and L.A. Guns, stating: "As a consequence of the promoter's breach of contract the Metal Health Tour scheduled for April 2011 in Australia and new zealand has been cancelled." more

Kiss mainman Paul Stanley says the band have nearly finished work on the follow-up album to 2009′s acclaimed Sonic Boom more

Crooked Ways had this bad news for fans: "After four years as a band, we've decided to call it quits. No drama, no broken friendships, no broken edges, no creative burnout. We played the music that we wanted to play, had countless adventures, and never sacrificed our integrity to fit a mold. We'd like to say thanks to everyone who has supported us inside and out of Denver. The friendships that we've made along our journeys will continue long after the memory of this band has faded. The last 5 songs that we recorded will be made available for free download [get it here]. Right now we're in the process of scheduling our final show. Keep an eye out for an announcement soon."

Irony alert: Rolling Stone readers have voted Robert Plant the best lead singer of all time. See the Top 10 here

On this day in 1984, Michael Jackson underwent surgery in a Los Angeles hospital to repair damage caused by his hair catching fire during the filming of a Pepsi commercial.

On this day in 1996, Bernard Edwards, bassist and producer from Chic, who also worked with ABC, The Power Station, Sister Sledge, Diana Ross, Johnny Mathis, Debbie Harry, Air Supply and Rod Stewart, died of pneumonia in a Tokyo hotel room while touring Japan. Find out what else happened on this date in music history here

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