Guns N' Roses Reject Glee- The Black Keys Cancel- Haste the Day Farewell Trailer- Linkin Park Already Writing Next CD- Bury Your Dead Lose Their Head- more

01/18/2011
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The Day in Rock Digest for 1/18/11: Dan Snierson of EW.com recently spoke with former Guns N' Roses and current Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash. During their chat, Slash was asked how he would feel about the hit Fox television show Glee doing a Guns N' Roses song or themed episode? He replied: "Actually, we got asked about that once already but it got turned down. In the current climate of what's going on in entertainment these days, I try to be more optimistic than negative because it's really easy to get negative about it, but I draw the line at Glee" more

The Black Keys have cancelled shows in Australia, New Zealand and Europe, including the Big Day Out festival, citing exhaustion as the reason on their website. more

Haste the Day has posted a video trailer online to promote its forthcoming farewell tour. Support on the trek will come from , The Chariot and A Plea For Purging. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues, as well as the farewell trailer here

Their latest album 'A Thousand Suns' may not even be six months old yet, but Linkin Park is already making plans for their next release which the band says they've already started writing. more

Aussie rock has suffered two losses over the past few days, with the passing of Sherbert guitarist Harvey James and Cold Chisel drummer Steve Prestwich. more

Myke Terry continues recording new music as an independent artist in the wake of his unplanned departure as frontman of Bury Your Dead in late-2010. The band, on hiatus since April of 2010, recently began work on a new album to be released on Mediaskare Records. more

Fair To Midland, Periphery, and Scale The Summit will team up in March and April for a U.S. tour. more

The federal broadcast regulator may be asked this week to overturn a decision by the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council that banned the airing of an original 1985 song by Dire Straits. more

underOATH have released a short teaser clip for their winter tour that starts today. The tour, which kicks off in Ft Lauderdale features a one off warm up headlining date before they join the rest of their tourmates on the 20th in Houston. more

As I Lay Dying will headline the California Metalfest V, set to take place March 19 at The Grove in Anaheim, California. more

After much speculation, the Strokes have confirmed that their fifth studio album is slated for a Mar. 22 release. more

Eyehategod has announced a handful of February shows more

Long Distance Calling is poised to release their new, self-titled album, which features a guest appearance from Armored Saint and former Anthrax vocalist John Bush on the song 'Middleville'. more

Holy Grail have revealed the dates for its forthcoming headline tour of the United Kingdom. Support on the trek will come from Revoker and G.U. Medicine. more

Guitarist Moloch of Melechesh will be forced to sit out the first few dates of the band's European tour with Nile, Dew-Scented, Zonaria and Darkrise due to circumstances beyond the group's control. Greg den Hartog will fill in until Moloch is able to rejoin the band on the road. more

Weedeater and Zoroaster will hit the road together late next month for a U.S. tour. more

Archers of Loaf played a surprise set this past weekend at Cat's Cradle in Carrboro, NC. Unannounced, the group opened up for The Love Language and an intrepid audience member captured five songs' worth of video from the set here

Guitarist Stephen Parker has reportedly joined the line-up of death metal outfit Pathology. more

On this day in 1964, The Beatles made their U.S. chart debut when "I Want To Hold Your Hand" entered the chart at #45. It went on to spend seven weeks at the #1 position.

On this day in 1974, former members from Free (Paul Rodgers and Simon Kirke), Mott The Hoople (Mick Ralphs) and King Crimson (Boz Burrell) formed Bad Company. The band went on to score a U.S. #1 album with their debut release.

On this day in 2000, Spencer Goodman was executed by lethal injection in Huntsville, Texas. Goodman was convicted of kidnapping and murdering the wife of ZZ Top manager Bill Ham in 1991. Ham was present for the execution. Find out what else happened on this date in music history here

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