Beastie Boys Come Back Album in May- Blues Legend Killed- Zakk Wylde Explains Band Shakeup- Pretty Hate Game- Six Feet Under Chimaira- 96 Tears Star Dies- more

02/28/2011
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The Day in Rock Digest for 2/28/11: The long-awaited new Beastie Boys album, Hot Sauce Committee Part 2, officially has a May 3 release date, according to Consequence Of Sound. As previously reported, the album will include the tracks "Too Many Rappers (feat. Nas)" and "Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win (feat. Santigold)." more

The Atlanta Journal -Constitution is reporting that blues guitar legend Eddie Kirkland, "The Gypsy Of The Blues", was killed Sunday morning in a Florida car wreck. The Jamaican-born Kirkland, 88, was a former bandleader for Otis Redding and recorded with John Lee Hooker, among others. Kirkland performed Saturday night at the Dunedin Brewery, outside of Tampa, according to his website. more

The Music's Over reports that On February 24, 2011, Eddie Serrato, the original drummer for ? and the Mysterians ("96 Tears'), died of a heart attack at a hospital where he had been recuperating from an undisclosed surgery. He was 65. more

Record producer Pat Moran who worked with Queen, Robert Plant, Iggy Pop and more has died according to Classic Rock. Here was 63. more

Zakk Wylde has cleared up doubts surrounding the sudden departure of Black Label Society drummer Will Hunt. Wylde says, "Father Will had to take care of commitments he made with the Evanescence gang. It was known about when we recorded Order of the Black." more

Harmonix has announced that a four-pack of songs from Nine Inch Nails' classic album, Pretty Hate Machine (2010 Remaster), will be available beginning March 1 in the Rock Band 3 Music Store more

Speaking of Nine Inch Nails, "I just finished recording a How to Destroy Angels project with my wife," Trent Reznor told Billboard. "We have to mix it. [It will be out in the] early fall, most likely." more

Blackmore's Night, the group featuring husband and wife Richie Blackmore (ex-Deep Purple) and Candice Night, have confirmed a pair of live shows in the US with more to be announced soon. There will be six shows to be held in the East Coast starting May 13. more

Six Feet Under has announced the addition of Chimaira guitarist Rob Arnold to their line-up for the foreseeable future. Six Feet Under frontman Chris Barnes has issued the following statement: "I couldn't be happier about the new songs and line up! Rob and myself have been collaborating on new songs along with the bands new drummer, Kevin Talley for the past few months." more

Michael Sweet of Stryper says he can't understand why WASP fans give Blackie Lawless a hard time for refusing to play some of his older songs now he's found God. more

Rumor has it that former Black Sabbath singer Tony Martin, ex-Hammerfall bassist Magnus Rosιn and King Diamond guitarist Andy LaRocque are set to announce a new project. more

It's only February, but the organizers behind The Fest 10 have announced much of the lineup. The Fest will be happening October 28-30 in Gainesville, FL and will feature performances from Hot Water Music, Against Me!, Less Than Jake, Samiam, Lifetime, Bouncing Souls, more

Sepultura will support Ozzy Osbourne for two Brazilian shows in April more

Inhale Exhale has announced that after putting out three releases together, the band and Solid State Records have gone their separate ways. The group now has plans to independently release a six-song EP and is seeking financial assistance from fans. more

Gene and Paul's current incarnation of KISS have announced seven shows in Japan this April. more

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