Sum 41 Singer Collapses- Freese Pulls Out of A Perfect Circle Tour- Judas Priest Boxset- Scott Weiland Late Night- Cradle Of Anthrax Supergroup- Paul Di'Anno Tour- more
(The 1st Five) Josh Freese, original member and drummer for A Perfect Circle, has announced that he will not be able to take part in the band’s summer tour. According to a statement on his official site, Freese apologizes to APC fans and advises that he had a commitment with Weezer to play drums with them on their upcoming tour. more
(Metalrage) Judas Priest will embark on a North American tour in the fall with support from Thin Lizzy and Black Label Society. The trek - which was just announced during a press conference at the Renaissance Hotel at Highland and Hollywood in Los Angeles, California - will kick off on October 12 in San Antonio, Texas and conclude on November 18 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. more
(Classic Rock) Judas Priest are to release a singles CD box set later in the year. This will feature every single the band released in the UK from 1977-2008. Each single will come in the original artwork. more
(Metalrage) The new supergroup Temple Of The Black Moon features Dani Filth (Cradle Of Filth), Rob Caggiano (Anthrax, The Damned Things), King (formerly of Gorgoroth and Ov Hell) and John Tempesta (formerly of White Zombie and now drumming with The Cult). An album release and subsequent live dates are expected to happen around mid-2012. more
(BM) Stone Temple Pilots/ex-Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weilandwill perform on the Thursday, May 26 edition of "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" on NBC-TV. more
(VDOB) A spokesperson for Slayer has informed fan site Slayerized.com that it is not very likely that founding guitarist Jeff Hanneman will join the band for the upcoming South American tour which kicks off next week (June 2) in Santiago, Chile. A replacement guitarist hasn't been officially named, but it is believed to once again be Gary Holt of Exodus. more
(Metalrage) Former Iron Maiden frontman Paul Di'Anno will embark on a tour of Brazil, dubbed "Running Free Again", in September/October. Backing the singer on all dates will be the Brazilian metal band Scelerata. more
(Lambgoat) Unkind has completed work on their brand new full-length album Harhakuvat, which is set for an August 2nd North American release date more.
(Classic Rock) The Michael Monroe Band are the latest name to be confirmed for the High Voltage Festival. They’ll be appearing on July 23. more
(Lambgoat) Sky Eats Airplane is on an indefinite hiatus. This news probably won't surpise anyone, as the band has always seemed to have problems maintaining a stable line-up. more
(The 1st Five) Heartsounds will release their new album Drifter on July 26th via Epitaph Records more
(Metal Underground) I Am Abomination has revealed the track listing for its forthcoming digital EP release. The new EP, titled 'Passion Of The Heist,' is set to be released on July 19, 2011 more
(Lambgoat) Pathology is currently finishing up the writing process for their next album. Tracking will take place this summer at Lambesis Studios in San Diego with engineer/producer Daniel Castleman (Impending Doom, Winds Of Plague). more
Tombs and The Secret will tour Europe together this summer. more
On this day in 1985, Dire Straits scored their second U.K. #1 album with Brothers In Arms, it was also #1 in the U.S. and 24 other countries. It went on to sell over 20 million copies worldwide.
On this day in 1995, the earliest known recording of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, from 1961, was sold at Christies in London for £50,250 ($85,425).
On this day in 2009, a former member of Wilco, died at his home in Illinois at the age of 45. Jay Bennett worked as a sound engineer and played instruments for the band between 1994 and 2001 Find out what else happened on this date in music history here