The Day in Rock Digest for 05/05/11: The Metal Den has a rare A+ quality audience recording of Led Zeppelin rocking out the classic track Rock and Roll in Tampa, Florida at Tampa stadium on May 5, 1973. Check it out here
Pantera bassist Rex Brown was recently interviewed by MetalAssault.com about his involvment with his new band Kill Devil Hill compared to his other projects: "This is it. Im not doing any Down. This is my devotion right here. Theres no side gigs, or anything else thats going on. So this is what its going to be for the future." more
Although there were rumors and even an alleged comment from singer Zack De La Rocha that Rage Against The Machine would finally make a new studio album this year, guitarist Tom Morello told The Pulse Of Radio that all the band has on its agenda for the rest of 2011 is an appearance at the L.A. Rising festival more
Braid will be playing their first show in seven years at the Metro in Chicago, IL on August 27. more
Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Black Country Communion) will release his long-awaited autobiography, "Deep Purple And Beyond: Scenes From The Life Of A Rock Star", on May 12 via Foruli Publications. The book, co-written with Joel McIver and featuring an introduction by Metallica's Lars Ulrich, will appear in a luxury first edition complete with rare photos and an exclusive 10-inch vinyl EP more
According to Joystiq.com, in an interview with Game Informer, Harmonix's Chris Rigopulos revealed the slate of downloadable content in store for Rock Band this month, which includes tracks from the re-release of two legendary Randy Rhoads era Ozzy Osbourne albums, Diary Of A Madman and Blizzard Of Ozz. more
Jackson Browne schedule performance last night at the State Theater in Minneapolis, MN was postponed until May 29th due to illness.
John Mayall, one of the pioneers of British blues, has announced a 25-date autumn tour of the UK. more
According to the www.theprp.com Emmure, Born of Osiris, iwrestledabearonce and about twelve more bands are going to announce a previously little talked about tour next week more
Call To Preserve has announced dates for their final tour, which will also include Dead Icons and Dynasty. more
Some one sent over this bit of news and link: Inside Hollow featuring Dan Nelson (ex-Anthrax) on vocals have just released video footage of their live performance from their April 16, 2011 show at Port 41 in NYC. The video can be viewed here
On this day in 1956, Elvis Presley scored his first U.S. #1 single and album when Heartbreak Hotel went to the top of the charts. His debut album also went to #1.
On this day in 1963, On a recommendation by George Harrison, Dick Rowe (head of A&R at Decca records, and the man who turned down The Beatles) went to see The Rolling Stones play at Crawdaddy Club, London. The band were signed to the label within a week. Find out what else happened on this date in music history here