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Motley Murder- Guns N' Roses Stage Collapse- Roger Waters Wall Tour- Peter Steele RIP- Red Hot Dick- KISS Tour- and more top stories from this week

04/17/2010
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Miss this week's top Day in Rock stories? Never fear, here is a recap for those that missed them the first time! We start with this: An apparently Motley Crue obsessed 28-year-old man who legally changed his name to Nikki Sixx Serafino has been charged in the second-degree murder. Serafino, who was previously known as Jeffery Alan Smith, was arrested on Friday in connection to the murder of 33-year-old Damon Michael Martin. It was the morning of May 12, 2009, around 8:45 a.m., when Martin was shot in the stomach while inside a house in the Panorama Ridge area of Surrey. more

Guns N' Roses scrapped a show in Costa Rica on Friday following a reported stage collapse. Local reports suggest the weight of the band's big screen, suspended above the stage, and water damage combined to cause the problem at San Jose's Estadio Ricardo Saprissa. more

Sometimes rumors turn out to be true. Roger Waters will resurrect Pink Floyd's classic The Wall on tour later this year. Check out the official announcement, dates and comments from Waters on why he decided to undertake this tour here

Type O Negative's Peter Steele died on Wednesday night of what appears to be heart failure. "Ironically Peter had been enjoying a long period of sobriety and improved health and was imminently due to begin recording new music with bandmates Josh Silver, Kenny Hickey and Johnny Kelly for a follow up to "Dead Again" released in 2007," says longtime band manager, Mike Renault. more

Red Hot Chili Peppers and Chickenfoot drummer Chad Smith has teamed up with Mary Poppins star Dick Van Dyke to record a children's album. more

European KISS fans break out your Gold cards! KISS is coming your way this Spring and Summer . The band announced the 35 date trek in their usual over the top way more

Taking Back Sunday have begun work on their fifth studio album. The acclaimed New York rock band has reformed, returning to the original line-up from their 2002 debut Tell All Your Friends more

Poison frontman Bret Michaels was rushed to hospital for an emergency operation, just seconds before he was due to hit the stage for a solo show. Doctors in San Antonio, Texas, removed his appendix after he'd spent the day complaining of severe stomach pains. more

Bret Michaels is recovering at a private facility that specializes in the rehabilitation of diabetic patients after his emergency appendectomy more

Earth Crisis have announced that their "Wrath of Sanity" headlining North American tour will feature Andy Hurley of Fall Out Boy filling in on drums for most of the outing. more

Iron Maiden will open the European leg of their Final Frontier World Tour on Friday 30 July at the O2 in Dublin, with very special guests Heaven & Hell. more

Skinless will unite for a very special one-off performance June 19th at Northern Lights in Clifton Park, New York. more

Gregg Rolie, best known for his vocals and keyboard work with legendary music groups Santana and Journey, will be performing with his band at the Biloxi Crawfish Festival more

This Time Next Year have added a string of April shows with fellow Bay Area natives, Set Your Goals, as well as a May tour with The Swellers more

Summerfest is currently finalizing and unveiling its monster lineup which to date includes, Eric Clapton with special guest Roger Daltry, Tom Petty with special guest ZZ Top , Rush, Tim McGraw with Lady Antebellum and Love and Theft, Carrie Underwood, Justin Bieber with special guest Sean Kingston, Brooks & Dunn with special guests Gary Allan and Kellie Pickler with another three Marcus Amphitheater headliners to be announced by early May. more

The 29th edition of Live From Daryl's House is a bittersweet affair, as it marks the final live performance by Daryl Hall and John Oates with their longtime musical director T-Bone Wolk more

This summer, Thrice hits the road for a headlining tour of the US and Canada. Kicking off in San Francisco on June 3, the tour hits many cities the band is missing on their spring co-headlining tour with Manchester Orchestra. more

Carlos Santana Universal Tone Tour 2010 gets underway on June 30 with an initial North American leg running through early August with special guest Steve Winwood. more

Adelitas Way announce dates with Puddle Of Mudd this Spring more

Jeff Beck is said to have insured his fingers and thumbs for 7 million after slicing off one of his digits chopping carrots more

Don't Worry Duff McKagan is not planning to leave Velvet Revolver despite becoming a full-time member of Jane's Addiction. more

Columbia Records will release the AC/DC: Iron Man 2 Collector's Edition, a CD/DVD combination that includes an exclusive limited edition reprint of the 1968 "The Invincible Iron Man" no 1 comic book more

The legendary trio Crosby, Stills & Nash (CSN)have added a second leg of U.S. dates to its 2010 tour. more

Metallica have announced the next installment in their vinyl reissues project more

The Jack White and Alison Mosshart-fronted quartet, The Dead Weather, have officially released the video for their new single, "Die ByThe Drop", from Sea of Cowards. more

The full lineup and the car give-away details for this year's Honda Civic Tour have been announced more

Billy Idol will hit the road with a six-week U.S. tour kicking off August 5 in Washington more

Mary J. Blige is taking on rock icon Led Zeppelin. Listen to the two tracks here

Social Distortion are heading back out on the road this Summer with Dan Sartain and The Action Design. more

Ours frontman, Jimmy Gnecco, will release his self-produced first solo effort, The Heart, July 20 more

Deftones will release their new album Diamond Eyes on May 4, 2010. But you can check out the first video now more

Taproot teams up with Yahoo! Music for the premiere of their new music video "Fractured (Everything I Said Was True)" off their new album, Plead The Fifth more

Ozzy Osbourne will release his new album Scream on June 15 more

Chickenfoot heightens the worldwide buzz from the rock supergroup's incendiary arrival last year with the Blu-ray and DVD release of Chickenfoot: Get Your Buzz On "Live" more

Shout! Factory will be reissuing two seminal albums originally released on Capitol Records, Concrete Blonde's Bloodletting, and Billy Squier's Don't Say No. more

Clutch will internationally issue a brand new DVD set called "Live at the 9:30" in mid May more
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