Guns N' Roses Working on New Songs- Cops Detain Whitechapel- Roger Daltrey To Play Tommy Shows- Mosh It Up Tour- Music Biz Should Netflix?- Def Poison Skynyrd- more

04/27/2011
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The Day in Rock Digest for 04/27/11: When asked about what he has planned for the rest of the year, Guns N' Roses guitarist DJ Ashba said, "As of now, we're gonna be doing more touring for GUNS, and we're working on new songs every day for Guns N' Roses." more

Whitechapel were detained in Germany following an incident at their hotel on 4/20 that included mattresses being thrown out of windows and fire extinguishers and alarms being set off. more

The Who frontman Roger Daltrey will be performing the whole of Tommy, at four upcoming UK shows in July. Daltrey performed the classic Who album at the recent Teenage Cancer Trust concert. more

Def Leppard, Tesla, Poison, Styx, Lynyrd Skynyrd are confirmed for the Legendary Buffalo Chip’s 30th annual Party during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally which runs from August 6th-13th. more

Linkin Park's Chester Bennington has designed a snowboard to benefit Music For Relief Japan. Grab details here

Every Day Is Yours To Win, the latest film in R.E.M.’s Collapse Into Now Film Project, is currently streaming on YouTube’s homepage for 24 hours. The film features an introduction by Michael Stipe and co-director Jim McKay, who are the guest curators for the day. Check it out here

Cory Muro, the 23-year-old drummer for Punchline, filed a report Tuesday with police alleging that members of Brokencyde assaulted him and a friend on Monday night. more

Molotov Solution, Legend, Betrayal, and The World We Knew will tour the U.S. together this spring on the "Mosh It Up Tour". more

Metal Injection spoke with legendary Star Trek actor William Shatner on the black carpet of the third annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards. He talked about his upcoming covers album, Searching For Major Tom, which features Zakk Wylde on a Shatner cover Black Sabbath's 'Iron Man'. Says Shatner: "I love Black Sabbath, they were great. Zakk turned me on my ear," Check out the chat here

Orlando Bloom based 'Sympathy For Delicious' role on Ian Brown and Oasis Actor inspired by Liam and Noel Gallagher and Stone Roses singer more

HellYeah, the band featuring former members of Pantera & Mudvayne, are slated to release their third album in late 2011. more

Sass Jordan has joined forces with Whitesnake members Brian Tichy and Michael Devin to form S.U.N. (Something Unto Nothing). more

Paradise Lost has announced that their former drummer Jeff Singer will be standing in for current drummer Adrian Erlandsson at a couple of upcoming shows. more

Melechesh have amicably parted ways with bass player Rahm who officially joined the band a year ago. The band cited professional reasons as grounds for this. more

If the record industry wants music subscription services to become mainstream products, it should pay close attention to the factors behind growth at Netflix. In the first quarter of 2011, the online video rental service added 3.6 million subscribers, to finish with 23.6 million. To put it another way, the company's subscriber numbers increased 69% in a single year. With Netflix, consumers have proven they will rent content -- even re-run content -- and stream it from the cloud. Read the full story at Billboard.biz here.

On this day in 1976, customs officers on a train at the Russian/Polish Border detained David Bowie after Nazi books and mementoes were found in his luggage. Bowie claimed that the material was being used for research on a movie project about Nazi propaganda leader Joseph Paul Goebbels.

On this day in 2009, Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament was the victim of a robbery outside Southern Tracks Recording studios in Atlanta, where the band were recording. Ament and a band employee had arrived at the rear of the studio when three assailants brandishing knives emerged from the woods wearing black masks and smashed the windows of a rented Jeep. The robbers grabbed Ament’s passport, a BlackBerry, $3,000 in cash and $4,320 worth of goods. Find out what else happened on this date in music history here

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