Sammy Hagar Disappoints Nikki Sixx - Adler's Big Deal?- Quiet Riot Reunion- Enslaved For Free- Less Than Warped- Queensryche Rockline- Billy Corgan Memoir- more

05/11/2011
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The Day in Rock Digest for 05/11/11: Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx has expressed his disappointment at ex-Van Halen singer Sammy Hagar. In an interview with Washington Post Express Sixx said "Sammy Hagar wrote a (critical) book ("Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock"), and, honestly, I'm very disappointed in Sammy, and it bums me out to even want to hear Van Halen. I'm a positive fan, and I have a hard time listening to Van Halen with Sammy Hagar singing now." more

Adler's Appetite bassist Chip Z'Nuff (also of Enuff Z'nuff) told Gerry Gittelson of Patch in a new interview that the band has inked a "massive deal" with an as-yet-undisclosed record company. "We just signed a new deal with this label — I can't mention the label's name right now, but it's a massive deal," Chip said. "Especially for me, being [that] in the early days of Enuff Z' nuff we signed with Atco/Atlantic, and then Clive Davis signed us over at Arista, we worked our way through Spitfire and Mayhem and all the different labels, even released a couple of records on Sony." more

This Saturday, May 14 at the Sunset Station Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, vocalist Paul Shortino and bassist Sean McNabb will rejoin Quiet Riot on stage to perform the song "Stay With Me Tonight" from the band's 1988 fourth album, "QR". Drummer Frankie Banali states, "Paul, Sean and I have not played this song together since 1989 in Tokyo, Japan!" more

Less Than Jake's JR Wasilewski recently revealed that the band is planning a new EP and is currently in the studio working on it. They have spent two weeks in the studio so far and the intent is to have the EP released in time for the band's run on Warped Tour this summer. more

Alex Skolnick says he chose not to join Savatage full-time because the move didn't feel right – but he's still proud to have played with a band he looked up to as a young man. more

Queensryche will premier their new album, Dedicated To Chaos, on US syndicated radio show Rockline on Wednesday, June 29th. more

Enslaved are set to release The Sleeping Gods as a free downloadable five song EP on May 10th. more

The Cars' Ric Ocasek discusses reuniting after two decades apart in a new interview here

Becoming The Archetype, Inhale Exhale, and To Speak Of Wolves will hit the road together next month for a five-week tour. more

William Tell released a new song this week entitled "Let's Go To Bed." "The song has been kicking around for probably close to four years," Tell told Alternative Addiction. "It never really fit in with any of the other releases. And it doesn't really fit with the new stuff I am writing either; it's just kind of an outlier." He has a lot more to say here

Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan working on 'spiritual memoir' autobiography Singer's book is scheduled for release next year more

Motorhead have announced 11 shows for the end of the year, which has now become an annual event for the band. more

Scelestus, the new project featuring former Mushroomhead frontman Jason Popson (a.k.a. J Mann), current Mushroomhead drummer Steve "Skinny" Felton, and ex-The Autumn Offering guitarist Tommy Church, has just released its self-titled. more

Legion of the Damned have unveiled Twan van Geel as their new guitarist, following the departure of Richard Ebisch three weeks ago. more

Kevin Conklin from 93.7 KCLB Rocks Palm Springs interviewed Cody Hanson from Hinder. check it out here

Warner Music have seen income from digital sales jump by nine percent in the last quarter, leading the company to announce lower than expected losses. more

Jackyl will hit the road this spring and summer, playing a number of dates starting this Saturday, May 14 in Idaho Falls at Rock N Rally 2011. more

Status Quo are to go on an 11-date UK arena tour in December. more

On this day in 1963, The Beatles started a 30 week run at #1 on the U.K. album charts with their debut album Please Please Me, making it the longest running #1 album by a group ever. The band's follow up, With The Beatles, replaced it at the top of the charts on 7th of December 1963 and stayed there for 21 weeks.

On this day in 1964, during a U.K. tour The Rolling Stones were refused lunch at The Grand Hotel, Bristol, where they were staying because they were not wearing jackets and ties. The following day the Daily Express ran the story with the headline, The Rolling Stones gather no lunch.'

On this day in 1974, Led Zeppelin attended Elvis Presley's show at the Los Angeles Forum in California. After a shaky start to the show, Elvis stopped the band and jokingly said: "Wait a minute…if we can start together fella's, because we've got Led Zeppelin out there, lets try to look like we know what we're doing."

On this day in 1981, Jamaican singer-songwriter Bob Marley died of lung cancer and a brain tumor aged 36. Had the 1981 single "No Woman No Cry," plus over ten other U.K. Top 40 singles. In 1990, the 6th February was proclaimed a national holiday in Jamaica to commemorate his birth. The compilation album, Legend, released in 1984, is the best-selling reggae album ever with sales of more than 20 million copies. Time magazine chose Bob Marley & The Wailers' Exodus as the greatest album of the 20th century.Find out what else happened on this date in music history here

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