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W.A.S.P. Fan Bites Off Ear- Agnostic Front Concert Murder- Pink Floyd May Reunite- Silvertide Offshoot- Leaves' Eyes Split- CBGB- Red Hot Chili Theft?- Guns N' Fines- more

10/18/2010
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The Day in Rock Digest for 10/18/10: W.A.S.P.'s European tour has gotten off to a rather bloody start, according to Classic Rock. A security guard apparently had his ear bitten off by a drunken fan in Orebro, Sweden on October 15. The fan, who also verbally attacked the guard, was arrested for aggravated assault. more

Lambgoat has this disturbing report: A 27 year-old man was killed following an incident at the DC9 Nightclub in Washington D.C., just hours after an Agnostic Front and Mother of Mercy show had taken place there. The victim, Ali Ahmed Mohammed, of Silver Spring, MD, was reportedly denied entry into the nightclub at around 2am, which prompted him to throw something though the club's front window. Several employees chased Mohammed and caught up with him a block or so from the club, at which time he was allegedly beaten. more

Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason has said the legendary rock band may get back together to play concerts for charity. He tells BBC that the group could do "something that's not necessarily for us, but do something for the right reasons and enjoy doing it." more

Leaves' Eyes has parted ways with bassist Alla Fedynitch "for personal reasons." The group will play the last two shows of this year with Dutch session bassist J.B. van der Wal (Aborted, Dr. Doom). more

CBC News is reporting that CBGB, the name of the famous and now-defunct New York venue which fostered the early punk rock community, is up for sale. Lawyers for the estate of late CBGB founder Hillel Kristal are looking for buyers who would be "best for the brand and Hilley's legacy." more

Guns N' Mixed Messages? Last week Steven Adler was calling on Jesus to convince Axl Rose to reunite with the original lineup of Guns N' Roses and now he says Axl Rose is "being a total baby - f**kin' grow up already" more and "Slash is a guitar hero; Axl's been doing it half-assed" more

Speaking of Guns N' Roses, the band Guns N' Roses face a hefty fine after breaking two 11pm concert curfews. LADY GAGA was the last star to break her 11pm curfew at the venue, by 25 mintues last February. She was in line for a £10,000 fine for the privilege - which worked out at £400 a minute. By that calculation, Guns N' Roses could now be hit for £72,000. more

Ronnie Wood and Mick Taylor are among the guitarists booked to play a special gig at the 100 Club in Central London on December 1. more

Former Silvertide members Walt Lafty and Nick Perri have reunited to form Sinai. The project marks the first time the two former band mates have played together in five years. more

Saattue have parted ways with drummer Mikael "Miku" Ahlstén and have replaced him with Sameli Köykkä, formerly of the Finnish funeral doom metal band Colosseum. more

Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord has been commissioned to compose a concerto for Hammond organ and orchestra and with special parts for tympani. more

ASB reports that the Red Hot Chili Peppers are considering taking legal action against British pop star Diana Vickers over similarities between her new track and the band's classic "Under the Bridge", according to U.K. reports [so take this with a pound of salt]. The chart newcomer, who became popular in her native U.K. after starring in Simon Cowell's talent show "The X Factor", recently admitted she had decided against changing the chorus of her new song "My Wicked Heart" - despite writing the record after listening to the rockers' 1992 anthem. more

Pathology has announced the departure of guitar player Tim Tiszczenko, who left the group unexpectedly, forcing the group to miss the last two weeks of their tour with Immolation and Vader. more

Chicago, IL's very own Smoking Popes have announced a home town New Year's Eve show at Reggie's Rock Club. more

Cky's new single, "The Afterworld" is used during the closing credits of Paramount Pictures/Mtv Films' "Jackass 3d" more

The Haunted will enter the studio today to begin work on their seventh full-length album. more

Poison singer Bret Michaels is confirmed to perform at The Arizona State Fair, in Phoenix, AZ on October 23rd. more

Scott Kelly of Neurosis had some critical things to say about his experiences with Dead Kennedys' co-founder Jello Biafra and his label, Alternative Tentacles Records. The band is reissuing 1993's Enemy of the Sun on their on Neurot Recordings due to a conflict they had with the label. more

Metal Injection junkie "lookralphsbak" has just posted a live bootleg of The Faceless performing a new track from their show on 10/16/10 at the Grammercy Theater in New York City here

Former White Zombie bassist Sean Yseult says "The Box-Set should have been our final word to the fans, but it said nothing" more

Malignant Tumour has been forced to pull out of France's United Sickness Fest 3. the band explains, "At our last tour in beginning of October our guitarist Koral injured his hand and he can't move with this that time. He went for doctor and got the answer that hand will be OK within the two weeks. Now it's already three weeks after and he still can not move with his hand properly nor he can play guitar now." more

On this day in 1957, Paul McCartney made his first appearance with The Quarry Men at New Clubmoor Hall, Norris Green, Liverpool. The lineup for The Quarry Men was John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Eric Griffiths, Colin Hanton and Len Garry. Paul played John some songs that he had composed, which Lennon contributes, marking the birth of the Lennon and McCartney songwriting partnership. Find out what else happened on this date in music history here -

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