Metallica Vs Van Halen- Derek Trucks On Ice- Whitesnake Hearing Loss- Kinks Movie- Joe Elliott For Thin Lizzy Revival- Hatebreed- Death Angel- Prince- Get Up Kids - more

Three days is a long time to go without the latest music news, so here are some quicks to hold you over until the Day in Rock returns on Tuesday!

Metallica and Van Halen are heading for a face off! Blabbermouth.net report that the pair have both been nominated in the Music Game Of The Year category at the Golden Joystick Awards. Classic Rock notes that Guitar Hero: Metallica (which has sold 1.5 million copies) is up against Guitar Hero: Van Halen (which has sold less than 250,000). Both will go up against the Beatles! more

The Derek Trucks Band has come to the end of the road. For now, reports QMI. "We're going to take a break for a few years," confirms the group's namesake guitarist from his home in Jacksonville, Fla. "We're not gigging at all this year, and possibly next year." more

Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott is reportedly in talks with the founding members of Thin Lizzy to re-record the late Phil Lynott's vocals for a new project. Guitarist Scott Gorham insists he's keen to remaster and remix two or three of the band's classic albums and he wants Elliott to join the band for the sessions. more

The Kinks' 1976 concept album Schoolboys In Disgrace is being turned into a movie, according to Classic Rock. Ray Davies is acting as executive producer on the project, which tells the story of a schoolboy's ongoing battle with the educational establishment, which leads to him becoming Mr. Flash. Another flash for the past is writing and directing it... more

A couple who claim a Whitesnake show in 2003 caused them significant hearing loss have been awarded $40,000. Apparently, the pair's original seats gave them a restricted view, so they were moved closer to the front, and the tower of speakers, reports Classic Rock here

Elvis Presley is returning to the big screen again in the remastered film "Elvis on Tour: 75th Anniversary Celebration," which will be shown July 29 at more than 460 movie theaters around the country. more

Death Angel have revealed the titled and artwork for their upcoming studio album. The album, titled 'Relentless Retribution,' was produced by Brent Elliot White who has previously worked with Job For A Cowboy, Carnifex and Whitechapel more

Prince stunned producers of the BET Awards on Sunday night, June 27 after reportedly canceling a planned surprise performance. The "Purple Rain" hitmaker was presented with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual ceremony by legendary singers Chaka Khan and Patti LaBelle. more

Hatebreed's Jamey Jasta will be appearing on KROQ's nationally syndicated radio show Loveline on Monday, July 5th, hosted by Psycho Mike and Dr. Drew. more

The Wonder Years will tour Australia in September with Heroes For Hire, Tonight Alive, and Sky Way. more

The Get Up Kids original plan for a series of EPs has been scrapped. The band is now planning a new full length instead. more

Torche have announced a new compilation titled 'Songs For Singles.' The compilation features eight previously released songs and is to be issued through Hyrda Head Records. more

Gadget has announced a handful of summer tour dates surrounding their appearance at the 2010 Fluff Fest in the Czech Republic. This is the group's first run of dates in over three years more

Sammy Hagar's (Chickenfoot, Ex-Van Halen) world-famous club Cabo Wabo in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico has announced its 2010 Birthday Bash dates this October celebrating the Red Rocker's 63rd birthday. more

Mastic Scum has finished the work on their new music video for 'Construcdead' for which Metalunderground.com is hosting the exclusive premiere. You can watch the video here

After the success of last year's Traveling Circus & Medicine Show, Counting Crows have announced another edition of the tour. The band will again be joined by Augustana, and this time they also welcome rapper NOTAR. more

The new release from Michael Wilton of Queensryche "Wratchet Head", is now tentatively scheduled for an October 2010 release date! The first single, "Coming for You," will be featured on an upcoming commercial for Erik Buell Racing. more

Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora has started a label but it is not a record label, it is a fashion label. more

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