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07/06/2010
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Here is today's quick roundup of the top rock news stories from across the web: A judge ordered Australian band Men at Work on Tuesday to hand over a portion of the royalties from their 1980s hit "Down Under," after previously ruling its distinctive flute riff was copied from a children's campfire song. more

Megadeth's 'Holy Wars...The Punishment Due' and 'This Day We Fight!' have been added to the forthcoming Guitar Hero : Warriors Of Rock game more

Muse will be playing Festival Xacobeo in Santiago de Compostela, Spain on Friday 27th August. more

Slash (Velvet Revolver, Guns N' Roses) received the "Hard Rock Ambassador of Rock" award at Friday (July 2) at the annual O2 Silver Clef Awards in London, England. Slash reportedly presented the redundantly named award by friend and Rolling Stones star Ronnie Wood. more

And another Slash related story: "When I first started playing guitar I did sing a little," Slash told the Dailyrecord.co.uk. "But I quickly realised other people were more capable of the whole persona of being a frontman. I didn't even sing on the demos for the album. I will probably at some point in my career break down and sing something. But this record was more of an open canvas for my favourite singers to come in and do whatever they wanted." more

Comeback Kid, Madball, and A Wilhelm Scream will tour Canada together in September. more

QOTSA/Them Crooked Vultures guitarist Alain Johannes is set to step into his own light with the release of his first solo album, Spark. more

David Bowie has announced 3CD and 5CD versions of the reissue of his 1976 album 'Station To Station'. more

On July 4th, the Misfits' Jerry Only performed the American national anthem to a record breaking crowd in Seattle at the Key Arena. Wanna see? Go here.

On August 3rd, Evil Teen Records will be releasing the archival live recording "Mulennium", the first Gov't Mule release featuring the original trio since the passing of Allen Woody in 2000. more

The Strokes have reported pushed back the projected release date of their new album to March of next year more

"The internet's completely over," Prince says in a new interview. "I don't see why I should give my new music to iTunes or anyone else. They won't pay me an advance for it, and then they get angry when they can't get it." more

School of Seven Bells are currently streaming their new album, Disconnect From Desire, on their website ahead of the July 13th release. Check it out and preorder info here

Cephalic Carnage has announced the addition of guitar player Brian Hopp more

Robert Plant & Band Of Joy have announced four UK shows more

Kevin Spacey's dream of singing with a Beatle came true on Thursday, July 1 night when he took to the stage with Sir Paul McCartney for a performance of The Beatles' classic "Hey Jude". more

The Devil Wears Prada will release their previously announced EP, "Zombie", on August 24th via Ferret Music more

Justin Hawkins has denied that The Darkness are about to reunite. more

Helmet have announced that their new studio album, 'Seeing Eye Dog,' will be issued in five different formats. Every separate edition of the album is also set to include a bonus live album recorded in 2006 in San Francisco. more

Keri Kelli will bartend at Aces & Ales in Las Vegas, with all tips to be donated to Ronnie James Dio's Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund more

Seventh Calling have announced the addition of vocalist Rick Cox to the group's ranks. Rick is known best for his work with the Spanish heavy metal band Pancho Villa. more

Bob Daisley says of Ozzy Osbourne's plans to reissue the original version of Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman, "Neither Lee nor I have been contacted, considered or consulted in the decision to re-release the original recordings. I haven't a clue as to what the 'bonus material' might be. As for royalties, we have not been approached for a reconciliation and have been offered and promised nothing." more.

Speaking of the devil, Ozzy performed at the iTunes Festival at London's Roundhouse on July 3rd. Rumor has it the set will be released as an iTunes exclusive live album shortly. Set list listed here

After more than 15 years as the driving force in Exmortem, guitarist Martin Thim has decided that it's time to focus on new adventures and has put the group to rest. more

Lillian Axe have updated their live itinerary, announcing that their July 23rd date at Trees in Dallas, TX has been cancelled. more

Angra will release their seventh studio album, "Aqua", on September 29 via Spv/Steamhammer. more

For those that missed this weekend's Rock News Digest, here are the stories:

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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