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01/25/2011
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The Day in Rock Digest for 1/25/11: The Big 4 of Thrash, Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax, will make a big announcement today about their plans for America. Speculation has it that they will be announcing a tour. A special Facebook page has been set up where they will make the announcement today, January 25th, at 8:00 a.m. PST. The flyer on the page simply says America, Your prayers demands have been answered... Slayer's publicist sent out a graphic will the Big 4 superimposed over a U.S. flag. Grab the latest here. Shout out to Marcus for sending us an early heads up. We'll have all the details for you after the announcement.

That's not the only killer news for U.S. metal fans today: Down - the acclaimed New Orleans band featuring Corrosion Of Conformity guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan, drummer Jimmy Bower (Eyehategod, Superjoint Ritual guitarist), bassist Rex Brown (ex-Pantera), guitarist Kirk Windstein (Crowbar), and vocalist Philip Anselmo (Superjoint Ritual, ex-Pantera) - has scheduled a string of U.S. dates. more

Ozzy Osbourne's video for the new Scream song 'Let It Die' starts with him and his band recording the song in the studio and then jumps straight into an amazing live concert performance with insane fan-footage. To see the incredible performance, click here

Underoath and Thursday have teamed up to bring you an extremely exclusive and limited edition split 7" featuring "Paper Lung" from Underoath's most recent effort "Ψ Disambiguation," and a brand new song called "Past and Future Ruins" from Thursday's upcoming full-length album more

Dave Matthews Band is taking 2011 off from touring, but the group is planning to headline their own festivals this summer to celebrate their 20th anniversary together. more

Arcade Fire will play their largest-ever headlining gig in Europe, as Spinner reports the band will top the bill at Hyde Park in London on June 30. Mumford & Sons will open the show at the venue more

Frank Sinatra has been given the metal treatment. Seriously, Ol’ Blue Eyes is celebrated on the cunningly titled SIN-atra, which features some of his most famous songs interpreted by top hard rock and metal vocalists. more

August Burns Red has solidified plans to enter the studio on February 14th to commence recording their fourth album. The band will re-team with producer/engineer Jason Suecof (All That Remains, Whitechapel) at his Audio Hammer Studios near Orlando, FL more

KISS has just announced a headlining show at the Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Florida on March 17th. more

French producer/DJ David Guetta revealed to MTV News that he has been talking with Bono about working with U2 on new material. more

Red Jumpsuit Apparatus singer Ronnie Winter confirmed that their new album is finished and the band is in the final stages of preparing it for release. more

3 Doors Down has dubbed their new album Time Of My Life, and it comes out on April 12. The band recorded with producer Howard Benson in Los Angeles more

Mercenary will release their sixth album, "Metamorphosis," in North America via Prosthetic Records on March 29. more

Chimaira has signed a new record deal with eOne Music for North America, South America and Japan. more

Agnostic Front, have revealed the cover art and track listing to their upcoming record entitled My Life My Way. Cover artwork was brought to life this time by artist Todd Hubber, who also works with vocalist Roger Miret on designing his street wear clothing line American Made Kustom more

On this day in 1967, The Beatles made a last-minute remix of “Penny Lane” before the pressing of their next double A-sided single “Strawberry Fields Forever”/”Penny Lane.” Both songs were originally intended for forthcoming Beatles album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

On this day in 1983, The Allman Brothers bassist Lamar Williams died of lung cancer age 34. He joined the band in 1972 after the death of original bassist Berry Oakley. Find out what else happened on this date in music history here

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