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The Day in Rock Digest for 10/29/10: Godsmack frontman Sully Erna has issued a "public apology" to the members of Creed, and in particular their singer, Scott Stapp, for using a derogatory term for a homosexual male to describe Stapp when the Massachusetts hard rock band performed at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut on October 9. more

Duff McKagan's Loaded have signed a new record deal with Eagle Rock, who will release the band's new, as yet untitled album in March. more

Dream Theater have now held auditions to find a new drummer, and singer James Labrie reckons it was a surreal experience. The band, who are currently looking to replace Mike Portnoy, did the auditions in New York. more

Kid Rock will be recognized at the end of the first quarter of The Piston's home opener against Oklahoma City, commemorating his 21 sold-out concerts at the Palace and DTE Energy Music Theatre. more

The Zutons' lead singer Dave McCabe is ordered to do 150 hours of unpaid work for assaulting a man outside a Liverpool nightclub more

Deftones new video for You've Seen The Butcher is a sexy little bloodbath. Check it out here

The Damned Things (Fall Out Boy guitarist Joe Trohman and drummer Andy Hurley, Every Time I Die vocalist Keith Buckley and Anthrax guitarists Scott Ian and Rob Caggiano) have announced that Metalocalypse co-creator Brendon Small will be directing their first video. more

Queensr˙che will be performing their greatest hits with special guests Great White (with special guest vocalist Jani Lane formerly of Warrant) and Keel on Halloween night (Sunday, October 31st). more

The Haunted has announced its participation for next year' edition of the Summer Breeze festival more

According to Billboard.com, Metallica ranks second (behind Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers) on the Hot Tours list with more than $6.1 million in ticket sales from three sellouts at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre more

Kiuas have issued the following update: "We have some startling news: our lead singer, Ilja Jalkanen, has decided to leave the band after some serious thinking. The reasons for this are purely musical and the chemistry within the band has always been great. In Ilja's own words, 'My heart is not in heavy metal anymore, and a great band like Kiuas deserves a singer completely dedicated to the music.'" more

Guided By Voices will celebrate the New Year with a gig at Irving Plaza in New York City. more

Trans-Siberian Orchestra is gearing up for its annual holiday tour, but founder Paul O'Neill is still eyeballing the group's impending move to Broadway. O'Neill tells Billboard.com that he and his creative partners have two rock musicals in the works for the Great White Way more

Bad Religion is currently streaming their entire discography including Epitaph Records and major label releases. more

Vinny Appice (Heaven & Hell, Black Sabbath, Dio) will be appearing November 6th at Toyota Drag Strip in Irwindale, CA, for America's Baby Cancer Foundation. more

Elton John teams up with Plan B at BBC Electric Proms Plus singer plays his new album 'Union' in full with Leon Russell in front of star studded audience more

Gotthard, who recently suffered the loss of vocalist Steve Lee to a traffic accident, has announced details surrounding its forthcoming compilation album. The new collection, titled 'Heaven - Best Of Ballads Part 2,' is set for release on November 26th more

Jackyl have posted a video to the single "Just Like A Negro" online. The song and video features rapper DMC of Run DMC. more

Turisas have completed work on their as-yet-untitled third album for an early 2011 release via Century Media Records more

Murderdolls will be appearing on Fuel TV's The Daily Habit on November 2nd and 5th. more

On this day in 1983, Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon became the longest listed album in the history of the U.S. chart when it's total reached 491 weeks on the chart. Find out what else happened on this date in music history here -

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