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08/10/2010
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The Day in Rock Digest for 8/10: Perhaps he took the lyrics to "Rock of Ages" too literally: An Australian man who consumed up to 60 drinks in a 24-hour period pleaded guilty to committing arson, burglary and theft after a Def Leppard concert on November 11, 2008. The Canberra Times reports (via Blabbermouth) that 30-year-old Neil Jason Annesley reportedly left before the end of the show and walked from the venue at to a nearby college where took the fly screens off a number of windows, set fire to two trash bins and broke into a classroom reserved for foreign language teaching. more

A board of valuable sketches from a 19th century artists have been discovered in the covers of Led Zeppelin albums. Classic Rock reports that the artwork, by Sir John Everett Millais, belong the Rick Hobbs, who worked for Jimmy Page for 40 years. more

The Buggles will reportedly reunite in September for a one-time charity event in London. The band made history when their video "Video Killed the Radio Star" was the very first clip shown on MTV (yeah, back when the M stood for music not mor...) Details here

Social Distortion announce they're adding Chicago to their tour 10/20/10 - Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre more

Antiquiet has the first single off Jimmy Eat World's new album Invented - get your pre-emo fix here

Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley defied doctor's orders to perform a gig on the weekend - just two days after he was attacked in a bar brawl in Japan more

Ozzy Osbourne has warned balding men not to invest in wigs - confessing he was once so unimpressed with a man's toupee he ripped it off and mopped up his drink with it more

Radiohead's Thom Yorke played a 12-song solo set at the Big Chill festival at Eastnor in England this weekend (Friday August 6). Yorke introduced the song 'Give Up the Ghost' as 'a new Radiohead song.' more

Murderdolls will release their new album, Women And Children Last, on August 31st via Roadrunner Records. Check out a new preview for the song 'Summertime Suicide" here

After debuting brand new single "Memories" from their upcoming studio effort "Hurley", Weezer move on to unleash artwork for the album cover art. Jorge Garcia, the actor who plays a character of the album's same name in "Lost", is put on the highlight. more

According to an update from the Metallica camp, Fear Factory and The Sword have been tapped as support for upcoming shows in Australia, New Zealand and Japan more

Blind Guardian, Apocalyptica, Suicidal Tendencies and Avantasia are the first confirmed bands for next year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, which takes place annually in the small town of Wacken in Schleswig-Holstein, northern Germany. more

Queensryche have revealed details regarding the band's upcoming re-release of the band's classic album "Empire." The re-issue set is to include two audio CDs, five postscards and a full sized flip out poster. "Empire: 20th Anniversary Edition" is set for release on September 14th, 2010 through Capitol/EMI Records. more

The1stFive reports: Although no details or explanations have been given, Long Island's Crime In Stereo seem to be no more. more

The Allman Brothers has announced a trio of shows Nov. 18-20 at Boston's Orpheum Theatre, as part of "an East coast intimate theatre tour of Evening With shows." more

British jazz drummer, musical director and Muppet Show bandleader Jack Parnell has died, his family announced Monday, according to The Associated Press. He passed away on Sunday at 87. more

KIX original members Steve Whiteman (lead vocals), Ronnie Younkins (guitar), Brian Forsythe (guitar), Jimmy Chalfant (drums) along with and bassist Mark Schenker will return to the Sunset Strip for the first time in 20 years when they open the first night of the Sunset Strip Music Festival on August 27th. more

My Morning Jacket will release a 'wholesome' new album in 2011 The group have five songs completed for the follow-up to 2008's 'Evil Urges' more

Exodus has posted a new music video online for the song, 'Downfall.' You can check it out here

Banner Pilot have begun work on their third full-length and will be posting updates to their tumblr throughout the process. more

High On Fire will headline a North America tour this fall with Torche and Kylesa in tow. more

Gibson has a great new interview with The Doors' Robby Krieger here

It looks like The Aquabats have gotten their superhero garb back from the dry cleaners and are gearing up to record a new album. more -

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