Duff McKagan Slams Celebrity Rehab- Foo Fighters Farmrockers- AC/DC Premiere- Bon Jovi Homeless Shelter- Radiohead Giveaway- Sepultura Orchestra- more

04/20/2011
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The Day in Rock Digest for 04/20/11: Duff McKagan's former Guns N' Roses bandmate Steven Adler appeared on the "Celebrity Rehab", and when asked if he found that exploitative, Duff answered, "Yes. Absolutely. And the same with [Alice In Chains bassist] Mike Starr. I cringe, I think it's the worst thing for so-called sobriety. 'Hold on, we're having a breakthrough . . . Wait, we've gotta do makeup.' You know? There's a reason it's anonymous, because if you fail, you're failing on camera," he noted. "You're failing after you've been on this rehab show." more

The Foo Fighters could have performed for a sold out stadium, club or arena, but instead chose a farm with a Georgetown address, a Hornby postal code and a Milton phone number to play a full set on April 14. more

Sepultura will be releasing its very own special live CD/DVD set in the near future, featuring a full orchestra. The band was joined at a concert on the streets of downtown Sao Paulo by the Orquestra Experimental de Repertσrio of Brazil. You can view video footage of the event here

The Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation has just opened a $3 million youth homeless shelter in Philadelphia. Now he's planning to open a restaurant in New Jersey, where people will be able to play what can afford. more

All five members of AC/DC will attend the exclusive world premiere of AC/DC "Live At River Plate" Friday, May 6 at London, England's legendary HMV Hammersmith Apollo. more

Ace Frehley is coming to the UK at the end of the year, to headline Hard Rock Hell V more

As part of Record Store Day, Radiohead released a limited edition vinyl single with two unreleased songs: "Supercollider" and "The Butcher." Now the band has released both songs to fans digitally, for free to anyone who purchased their recent album more

Silverstein have confirmed a number of details regarding their fifth studio album, entitled Rescue. The album has a street date of April 26th, and in support the band will be co-headlining a tour with Bayside more

Status Quo have a new studio album coming out called Quid Pro Quo and is released on May 30. more

Wednesday 13, known for his work in the group Murderdolls, has revealed the details behind his forthcoming remix album. The release, titled 'Re-animated,' will feature five songs taken from his previous 'Skeletons' CD. more

Malice have recruited journeyman metal lead singer James Rivera to front the band. James is the singer and driving force behind Helstar, and has been "the guy" for bands like Vicious Rumors, Seven Witches and Flotsam And Jetsam on numerous albums and world tours. more

The Resistance, the new Sweden-based metal band featuring former members of In Flames, The Haunted and Grave, will make its live debut at the second installment of this year's Close-Up Bεten cruise more

Ringworm is currently recording their fifth full-length album, titled "Scars." more

Interpol and Blonde Redhead will perform at New York's Terminal 5 venue for the first-ever Sickday Fuzzy Sock Hop more

Attila will team up with In The Midst Of Lions, Legend, Us From Outside, and Miracle At St. Anna for a two-week spring tour. more

On this day in 1957, Elvis Presley started an eight-week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with "All Shook Up," which sold more than 2 million copies and became the biggest single of 1957.

On this day in 1968, Deep Purple made their live debut in Tastrup, Denmark.

On this day in 1991, Steve Marriott, former guitarist and singer with The Small Faces and Humble Pie, died in a fire at his home in Arkesden, Essex.

On this day in 1992, A Concert For Life took place at London's Wembley Stadium as a tribute to Queen singer Freddie Mercury and for AIDS awareness. Acts appearing include Liza Minelli, Elton John, Roger Daltrey, Tony Iommi, David Bowie, Mick Ronson, James Hetfield (Metallica), George Michael, Seal, Paul Young, Annie Lennox, Lisa Stansfield, Robert Plant, Joe Elliot and Phil Collen (from Def Leppard), and Axl Rose and Slash. Find out what else happened on this date in music history here

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