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The first annual Uproar Festival will begin in late summer and feature headliners Avenged Sevenfold and Disturbed, along with Halestorm and Stone Sour. Billboard reports that the Jägermeister second stage will be headlined by Hellyeah. See who is playing more

Def Leppard have laughed off speculation of a split, insisting they couldn't "imagine doing anything else" if they ditched the band. Ace Show Biz reports that the "Hysteria" hitmakers prompted rumors of a break-up in October 2009 after they canceled 23 dates on their North American tour, citing "unforeseen personal matters", and failed to reschedule the gigs. But singer Joe Elliott insists the trek was only canceled so he could tend to his wife Kristine, who was expecting their first child. more

Tribeca Film Festival attendees have selected the rockumentary "Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage" for the fest's 2010 Heineken Audience Award. Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn's Canadian feature received the $25,000 award Saturday night more

Metallica has posted footage online both in the tuning room and the on stage from their recent performance in Moscow on April 24th, 2010. The first clip can be viewed here

Bret Michaels "will continue to undergo testing considering we have hit a few roadblocks, including hyponatremia, severe cranial and back pain suffered from blood drainage, an emergency appendectomy performed a week earlier and a lifelong history of Type 1 diabetes," Dr. Joseph Zabramski, chief of cerebrovascular surgery at the Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix said in a statement released Friday by Michaels' publicist. more

The Mars Volta's Omar Rodríguez-López and former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante have recorded an album together. The 30 minute, 7 track instrumental album is entitled, simply, Omar Rodríguez-López And John Frusciante. more

Cavo had this good news for fans "We are releasing the Cavo "Let It Go" acoustic EP on May 4th as an Amazon exclusive! There will be 4 songs that we've recorded in a few different studios across the US. We had fun recording them and we hope you all will enjoy them!! Sure you can guess one of the songs on the EP but we'll keep the others a secret until May 4th." more

Justin Reynolds, drummer for The Absence was involved in a bad automobile accident last week in Sarasota, Florida. Justin sustained injuries to his neck and back and totaled his car. At this point the full extent of his injuries are unclear, as well as when he will be able to continue with The Absence. more

For their ninth studio album, Goo Goo Dolls Robby Takac described the album as having a darker sound during a recent interview with Alternative Addiction. "You never know how a record is going to do commercially. This record's a little dark, but times are a little dark right now," Takac said. "It's about a glimmer of hope, and I feel like that really comes across on this record." more

Black Label Society have announced that their upcoming as-yet-untitled new album will be released worldwide on August 10th more

Nickelback have announced the Exclusive World premiere of the "This Afternoon" video tomorrow, May 4th at iTunes. The video will be available free, at iTunes, starting 5/4.

Chris Cornell is streaming a live video of "Beyond The Wheel" from the Soundgarden reunion show at the Showbox in Seattle, Wa. on April 16th. Check it out here

Richard Christy, of Howard Stern Radio Show and heavy metal fame, has checked in with some tidbits of news, including a show date for his new band, Charred walls of the Damned. They will be performing with Dream Theater in Worcester, MA on July 10 more

Hawkwind's first new studio album in five years is to be released on June 21st. more

Lala, the online music service, will be shut down on May 31, just five months after Apple Inc bought the start-up fueling speculation the iPod maker plans to launch a new Web-based version of iTunes more

Sodom has announced that they will begin recording a new studio album this summer. This will be the bands first album since 2007's, 'The Final Sign Of Evil.' more

Blink 182 frontman Tom DeLonge says drummer Travis Barker's 2008 plane crash, in which four people died, was an act of fate which brought him the chance to rectify his "biggest failure". He tells the Chicago Tribune: "If that accident hadn't happened, we wouldn't be a band. That was fate." more

The Demonstration have been known for and developed a reputation and expectation for accompanying Killwhitneydead on an annual full US summer tour that has become a tradition over the past 4 consecutive years. That tradition is over, find out why here

Episode of the Mars Attacks Podcast has host Victor M. Ruiz interviewing former Vinnie Vincent Invasion drummer Bobby Rock. Items discussed during this interview are why the Invasion broke up, various Vinnie Vincent rumors, why Robert Fleischman left the band, and if he would ever play with Vinnie again. more

Haste The Day will kick off a four-week headlining tour in early-June with support from Mychildren Mybride and Upon A Burning Body. more

Colin Meloy's lyrics for his solo tunes and Decemberists songs have always been full of fantastical adventures, dreamed up from some hidden region at the aft of his mind. Add in the artwork for Decemberists albums done by his wife, Carson Ellis, and it seems like it was only a matter of time before they signed a children's book deal. more

Awesome Fest 2010 will reportedly be held at Skate High in Virginia Beach, VA on July 22nd. Organizers state that this year's event will feature a mix of hardcore, metalcore, and pop punk. more

Sonic Youth and Norah Jones are among the names set to perform a series of free shows in New York. Playing as part of the Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, the gigs will take place at Brooklyn's Prospect Park Bandshell throughout the summer more

This year's Tommy Bolin Music Festival in honor of the late Deep Purple guitarist takes place on July 31st in Sioux City, Iowa at The Ickey Nickel. more

Our friends over at Rock Radio will be at the centre of the action at Donington in June as they lay on Download Festival Radio on 87.7FM for a second year. Quite the lineup this year! more -

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