Death From Above 1979 Reunion Sparks Riot- Aerosmith Video Star Rape Arrest- Mike Starr Memorial- Unreleased David Bowie Album Leaks- Travis Barker Slams Fans- more

The Day in Rock Digest for 03/21/11: Death From Above 1979's show Saturday night at The Beauty Bar was the first time the band has performed in 5 years, and it ended in a riot. The story goes that The Beauty Bar was unable to host the legions of concertgoers who showed up to see the band. more

According to NOLA.com, former model Dean Kelly, best known as the person skinny dipping with Alicia Silverstone and Liv Tyler in Aerosmith’s 'Crazy' music video back in 1994, was arrested for the third time since early February on forcible rape charges. Dean Kelly, 40, is accused of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl at his residence more

Friends, family and fans of Alice in Chains and its first bass player, Mike Starr, gathered at the International Fountain at Seattle Center Sunday to listen to the band's music as a public memorial to Starr. more

David Bowie recorded an album in the early 2000's that was never released. Finally, it's getting heard... but not through standard channels more

Blink-182's Travis Barker calls fans 'Nazi bastards' for hating on hip-hop "It seems like I have more in common – or hit it off better – with rappers than fools that are in rock music," he said. more

Ben Weasel, the frontman of Screeching Weasel, was in an altercation Friday night during his band's performance at this year's South By Southwest festival in Austin, TX. Weasel reportedly jumped into the crowd, allegedly to confront a woman who had hit him in the face with ice, according to the L.A. Times. more

The Mars Volta made a surprise appearance at SXSW this year, debuting new material in the process. Have a listen here

Klaxons cancel US and Canada tour and Coachella appearance Band cite 'unforeseen circumstances' for cancellations more

Velvet Revolver drummer Matt Sorum has produced the new album from former Runaways singer Cherie Currie. more

Tesla have updated their tour schedule. It now features dates across the United States between May and July. more

In the wake of the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan, Jack Johnson is donating $50,000 to GlobalGiving’s Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund to help residents of the affected areas. more

NOFX are also pitching to do their part in the Japan relief effort. For a limited time, or until they run out, you can purchase a limited pressing of the “F**k the Kids” and “Surfer” 7″s on colored vinyl. more

Former Darkest Hour guitarist Kris Norris has officially joined Straight Line Stitch after two fill in tours. more

Brutal Godz, the new project featuring former/current members of Blind Guardian, Rhapsody Of Fire and Rebellion, has parted ways with singer Ian Breeg and have replaced him with Charly Stenhauer of Paradox.more

Though the band had a busy 2010 with both the departure of drummer Yuri Ruley and side projects including Arthur's Watch the Years Crawl By and Tumbledown's Empty Bottle, MxPx will be working on a new album for release soon. more

Elijah Wood, Ralph Macchio, Jena Malone, Mike Watt, Art Hsu and Frank Drank all star in the final installment of the Danko Jones music video trilogy for the song "I Think Bad Thoughts." more

Spv/Steamhammer has set a September 26 release date for "The Ballads IV", the new compilation from German guitarist Axel Rudi Pell. In addition to all of the group's ballads since the release of "The Ballads III" (which came out in 2004), the disc includes three newly recorded songs. more

Slash will guest on the Thursday, March 24 edition of "Lopez Tonight", comedian George Lopez's talk show on TBS. more

North Korea, made up of Brian Byrne, Ryan Hunter (ex-Envy on the Coast), Michael Sadis (The Rivalry) and Billy Rymer (Dillinger Escape Plan), will be release a free album on April 1st more

Winterus, has announced an April 26th release date for its Lifeforce Records debut, In Carbon Mysticism more

A follow up to a story from last week. Apparently, the story about Dave Mustaine's kidney stone trouble was based on inaccurate information, which sometimes happens with trying to report on news stories with little or conflicting information, but we now know that he did not collapse and wasn't hospitalized. Our news partner at Rock News Desk has issued a follow-up article clearing up the errors. We, as we are sure that the editors at RND, are just happy to learn that Dave is doing ok and his condition wasn't as serious as first assumed and knowing RND editor Martin Kielty and having worked with him, we know that this wasn't intentional or done for any ill intention. Yes, some publications operate that way, but Martin does his best to bring you the best information he have available without any other agenda. You can read RND's follow up article here

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