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11/11/2010
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The Day in Rock Digest for 11/11/10: Nicci DeSoto, lead vocalist of the thrash/metalcore act Falling To Pieces, was killed early Saturday morning (November 6) in a motorcycle accident. She was only 25 years old. Falling To Pieces features in its ranks Scott Danough, co-founder and longtime guitarist for Orange County, California's Bleeding Through. The quintet independently released an EP in 2009 entitled "Awaken The Weak". more

Slash says that Velvet Revolver are back up and running following former singer Scott Weiland's (Stone Temple Pilots) walk-out. He said: "We've got about three more frontmen to audition. We'll get it sorted in the next month or so. It's pretty exciting." more

Budgie have cancelled their European tour, as Burke Shelley has undergone emergency surgery for a 6cm aneurism of the aorta more

The Big Four: Live From Sofia, Bulgaria DVD - featuring Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax performing together for the first time in history at the Sonisphere Festival at in Warsaw, Poland on June 16th - sold close to 22,000 copies in the US in it's first week of release, debuting at #1 on the Top Music Videos chart.

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's Robert Levon Been has been fined and given a 3 month suspended sentence for hitting a fan in the eye with a bottle. more

Speaking recently with Rolling Stone Italia (via At Ease), Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood confirmed that the band is "almost finished" with the follow to 2007's In Rainbows more

Warner Music Group has completed its acquisition of Roadrunner Records, which started in January 2007, when the major acquired 73.5% of the company. more

The Joe Elliott Show, the Def Leppard frontman's very own radio show on Planet Rock has been moved one hour and is now on air Saturdays from 6 to 7PM, with repeats on Thursdays from 10 to 11 PM. more

Reo Speedwagon have re-released their Christmas album, Not So Silent Night… Christmas With REO Speedwagon, through Sony Music/ Legacy with three bonus tracks. more

Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood picks up a prize for the band's album Exile on Main Street - even though he did not play on it. more

Fake Problems have announced a series of tour dates for the month of December more

Ion Vein welcome the addition of vocalist, Scott Featherstone, to the group's ranks. Featherstone is best known for his work with Enertia. more

Periphery will tour the UK this winter with Tesseract and Monuments. more

Imperia - which is fronted by Norwegian singer Helena Iren Michaelsen (the original vocalist of the Holland-based band Sahara Dust, which later changed its name to Epica) - has entered Spacelab studio in Germany to begin recording its new album for a February 25, 2011 release more

Several months after touring briefly on the East Coast, Buzzov-en will make their way to the West Coast for a week-long tour. more

Darkest Era have recently completed work on their forthcoming album and have announced that the title of the album is The Last Caress Of Light. more

On this day in 1972, Allman Brothers bass player Berry Oakley was killed when his motorcycle hit a bus at the same intersection as former band member Duane Allman, who had died a year earlier. Oakley was 24 years old. Find out what else happened on this date in music history here -

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