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Miley Cyrus Does Nirvana- Decemberist Fighting Cancer- Metallica Box Set- Slayer, Anthrax, Whitesnake Supergroup Preview- Corey Taylor Radio- Hell On Earth Tour- more

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The Day in Rock Digest for 05/04/11: Cobain must be spinning in his grave as Miley Cyrus ironically covers the Nirvana classic "Smells Like Teen Spirit" here

The Decemberists' Jenny Conlee diagnosed with breast cancer. Band say keyboardist has 'caught it early' and 'prognosis is very, very good' more

Metallica have announced they will reissue the album S&M on vinyl on May 5th on their webstore and on May 10th in North America. Just like the previous releases, there will be two packages. Because S&M was originally released as a double CD, the vinyl sets will include a three disc gatefold package for the 33.3 version and a box set with six discs for the 180 gram, 45 rpm deluxe edition. more

"Break", the second demo track from Blackgates the new band featuring former Anthrax singer Dan Nelson, drummer Paul Bostaph (Testament, ex-Exodus, Slayer, Forbidden), guitarist Jeremy Epp (The Venting Machine) and bassist Uriah Duffy (Whitesnake) can be streamed using the ReverbNation TuneWidget here

Unearth, Evergreen Terrace, BaneCasey Jones will team up for this year's "Hell On Earth Tour" in Europe in late-August and September. more

Against The Plagues has announced the addition of former Behemoth and Vader bassist Marcin "Novy" Nowak to the band more

Ziggy Marley, Chris Cornell, Jennifer Hudson, Jakob Dylan and Lenny Kravitz will pay tribute to Bob Marley on NBC's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" next week. more

Yes guitarist Trevor Rabin is mixing his first solo album since 1989, a collection of instrumentals that Voiceprint Records will release in September. more

Corey Taylor, frontman of Slipknot and Stone Sour, will be co-hosting the Canadian radio show Louder on Live 105 (Halifax) tonight (May 4th) at 10 PM (EST). There is a web stream available. more details here

Elvenking has posted the following statement online, announcing the departure of drummer Zender. "We had a wonderful journey with Zender in these long 12 years. Thinking about where we started together back in the time and what we have achieved along the path, it really looks incredible. We were a bunch of kids when we started together with nothing but a dream, and now we are here." more

Jon Oliva's Pain say goodbye to guitarist Matt Laporte - "It was a tear-filled event and a beautiful service" more

In celebration of the release of Guns N' Roses guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal's new solo single, "Invisible", he will take part in an exclusive event with Fan Time Live! on May 18 from 8 p.m. to 9 pm EST. more

Mumakil has recently welcomed new bass player Benjamin Droz into the fold and are currently writing for a new full-length album more

On this day in 1973, Led Zeppelin opened their 1973 North American tour. The group would gross over $3 million from the dates, flying between gigs in "The Starship," a Boeing 720 passenger jet, complete with bar, shower room, TV and video in a 30' lounge and a white fur bedroom.

On this day in 1987, American blues vocalist, harmonica player Paul Butterfield, who fronted The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, died at his home in North Hollywood, California, of heart failure, he was 45. Find out what else happened on this date in music history here

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