AC/DC and Def Leppard Plan Live Albums- New Soundgarden- NIN's Final UK Show Sabotaged Because of Metallica?- The Haunted Leave Slayer Tour- more

The Day in Rock Digest for 8/2: AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson revealed during an appearance this past Thursday (July 29) on "The Chris Evans Breakfast Show" on U.K.'s BBC Radio 2 that the band will "probably bring a live album out" at some point in the not-too-distant future. Hear audio excerpt from the interview here

Def Leppard is hatching plans for some archival projects in 2011. Elliott tells Billboard.com that the group, which is taking 2010 off from touring, is putting together a live album culled from its 2009 tour that may include some new material as well. more

Soundgarden will ready a new best of collection titled Telephantasm A Retrospective which is due out October 5th. The album will include a previously un-released track called "Black Rain" more

Gary Numan has told Rock Radio that Trent Reznor deliberately sabotaged Nine Inch Nails' Sonisphere show in 2009 because he thought Metallica fans were going to give him a hard time. The inaugural festival at Knebworth, headlined by Metallica, was billed as NIN's last-ever live performance in the UK. The dirge-ridden set, which lacked any of the band's most popular tracks, disappointed the entire festival audience especially NIN fans, who expected a grand farewell from Reznor and co. Find out what Numan had to say about it all here.
The Haunted have issued the following update: "We are sorry to announce that due to an illness that required immediate medical attention, we are forced to cancel our last three performances as support to Slayer. We are, of course, very sad for this, and would like to apologize for any inconvenience this may cause." more

According to Accesshollywood.com, Poison singer Bret Michaels is set to host the 2010 Miss Universe pageant this year. Trump owns Miss Uni, so that's not a big surprise. more

Today at 11 a.m. CDT Farm Aid co-founders Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp will reveal details about the organization's 25th anniversary celebration during a live webcast here.

Just three days into their tour with Boris, Russian Circles lost their van and trailer (in addition to some of their gear) in an accident on Friday according to Lambgoat. The group was apparently near Baton Rouge, LA when the accident occurred. more

In recording Ludo's upcoming sophomore album Prepare The Preparations, band member Tim Convy said the band felt much more relaxed in the studio this time around, leading to an album that's much truer to Ludo's sound. more

Iron Maiden and Hellyeah are rumored to be taking part in the 2011 edition of Australia's Soundwave festival, which will kick off on February 26 in Brisbane. more

Members of Kamelot have been invited to the University of South Florida for a special music clinic with the USF students. Kamelot's bassist Sean Tibbetts, drummer Casey Grillo and Keyboardist Oliver Palotai will be attending this one of kind event. more

Hydrogyn have parted ways with guitarist Jeff Young (ex-Megadeth). more

Marillion have posted a trailer for their new DVD, Out Of Season. "The DVD features over 6 hours of music, recorded over three nights at the Marillion Weekend 2009. Check it out here

Did Paul McCartney inspire the mullet by providing the precursor to it? Watch and decide for your self. M I is here. M II is here.

Metalocalypse: Dethgame, the spin-off game from Adult Swim's gore-splattered animation about the adventures of an extremely important heavy metal band, will no longer be happening. more

Graves Of Valor will team up with Goatwhore for a run of late-August tour dates in the Southeast more

Fat Wreck Cords has announced the re-release of Banner Pilot's 2008 LP Resignation Day. The re-release features new art work and a complete re-mastering of the album. more

Gravehill announce that Matt "Hellfiend" Harvey (Exhumed, Dekapitator, Repulsion, Cretin) has officially joined the band as permanent guitarist. more

On this date in 1975, The Eagles went to No.1 on the U.S. singles chart with "One Of These Nights," the group's second U.S. #1 single and the first to chart in the U.K. where it peaked at #23. With "One of These Nights," The Eagles had broken through from low-key country rock stylists to bona fide rock band with the potential for worldwide success. more

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