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02/18/2011
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The Day in Rock Digest for 2/18/11: A Perfect Circle's Billy Howerdel spoke about his experience working with Axl Rose on the Guns N' Roses' "Chinese Democracy" album: "You know, stories are there for a reason, and there's always some truth to exaggerations and a lot of times there's none, you know, so you can look at it whatever way you want to," he said. "You know, I had a really good time working in that camp. You know, Axl was a really hard worker, had a big vision for something he cared passionately about and, you know, it was definitely an interesting two-and-a-half some-odd years of my life." more

Members of the second era of Van Halen - guitarist Eddie Van Halen , drummer Alex Van Halen, singer Sammy Hagar and bassist Michael Anthony -will be guests on In The Studio the week of March 28th, discussing the 25th Anniversary of their classic 5150 album more

Paramore's Hayley Williams has revealed the band are likely to release new material this summer. The music would be the pop-rockers' first new songs since the departure of founder members Josh and Zac Farro last December. more

Fall Out Boy singer Patrick Stump's debut as a solo artist, Soul Punk, has been pushed back to a summer release date. However, Stump will offer a six-song digital EP via iTunes, titled Truant Wave, on February 22. more

The film Kurt Cobain: About A Son will make its television on the Documentary Channel this Sunday, February 20 at 8 p.m. on what would have been the late Nirvana frontman's 44th birthday. more

Between The Buried And Me frontman Thomas Giles (aka Tommy Rogers) will team up with Cave In's Stephen Brodsky and Braveyoung for a few shows this spring. more

Radiohead have sent their Japanese fans into a frenzy after dropping hints about a top secret show in Tokyo in a mysterious message on their Twitter but a publicist for Radiohead has warned Japanese fans not to turn up to a "surprise gig" in Tokyo on Friday because the band won't be there. more

Saxon have cancelled their appearance at Australia’s Soundwave festival because they need extra time to complete work on new album Call to Arms. more

Faith No More frontman Mike Patton will play lead character Jackie Estacado again in the sequel to 2007 game The Darkness. more

Keyboardist Shawn Zavodney and guitarist Patrick Kennison, along with former Warrant guitarist Billy Morris will be hitting the road with Warrant's former frontman Jani Lane more

Legendary punkrock outfit Pg. 99 have just confirmed that in honour of Best Friends Day’s 10 year anniversary, they will not only be reuniting, but will be performing their 2001 classic Document #8. more

According to Marinij.com, Metallica's James Hetfield, who two years ago stirred controversy by erecting a fence blocking a popular trail that cut across his 600-acre Rocking H 2 Ranch, wants to subdivide the lower part of his Lucas Valley property to provide 34 home sites. more

Orange Goblin has announced a U.S. headlining tour. The spring trek will kick off on May 28 in New York City and will include an appearance at the 2011 edition of Maryland Deathfest. Support on the tour will come from The Gates Of Slumber and Naam. more

Fastway is working on new album with former Little Angels vocalist Toby Jepson more

Andrea Blaugrund Nevins' new documentary The Other F Word is slated to premiere in Austin, TX next month. The film focuses on fatherhood through the lens of punk rockers and features appearances from Joe Escalante (The Vandals), Brett Gurewitz (Epitaph Records, Bad Religion), Tim McIlrath (Rise Against) and a slew of others. Wanna a preview? Go here

Thunder are to release a live album next month. Titled Thunder-Live- Rough & Ready, it will be put out as a double gatefold, four-CD pack. more

August Burns Red, Set Your Goals, Born Of Osiris, and Texas In July will be touring together briefly in late-March and early-April. more

Slipknot, In Flames and Mastodon are among the confirmed bands for the Swedish installment of the Sonisphere festival, set to take place Saturday, July 9, 2011 at Globe Arenas in Stockholm more

Snowy White And The White Flames - featuring ex Thin Lizzy guitarist Snowy White - will be releasing a brand new 14 track studio album 'Realistic' on February 28th. more

Cancer Bats have revealed the dates for its forthcoming headline tour of Europe. The tour, being dubbed as the 'European Bro Down' tour will feature support from Vera Cruz. more

Emery have a new record coming out in 29 March via long time label, Tooth and Nail. The record, We Do What We Want, is the follow up to 2009’s excellent …In Shallow Seas We Sail more

Horseback will see the dual release of its Impale Golden Horn and Forbidden Planet albums packaged together as The Gorgon Tongue. This two-disc set will see its release on May 10th via Relapse Records. more

On this day in 1980, During an interview, Rolling Stone Bill Wyman said that he intended to leave the band in 1982 on the group’s 20th anniversary. Wyman quit the band in 1993.

On this day in 1987, Bon Jovi were at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Livin’ on a Prayer.” It made it to #4 in the U.K. Find out what else happened on this date in music history here

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