Guitarist Severs Finger Tips in Accident- Kings Of Leon Movie Premiere- Live Opeth Webcast- Triple Whitesnake- Mark Hoppus Pleased With New Blink 182 Music- more

(MU) On Wednesday July 6th, Tim Carley, guitarist with The Rotted, severed the top of his finger when a 180kg flight case fell on it from a van. Tim received treatment at a hospital to remove the damaged parts of the finger, including the nail and the torn flesh. The doctors then sewed the remaining parts back together. The incident has left the top of Tim's bone unattached to the rest of his finger, which the doctors have said in time will heal. more

(FMQB) Showtime has acquired the documentary Talihina Sky: The Story Of Kings Of Leon, and the movie will premiere on Showtime on Sunday, August 21 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. more

Mark Hoppus of Blink 182 posted an update on progress towards the band's first album in eight years. He said this: "1230 at night here in Los Angeles. [I'm] sitting on the floor of my hotel room, listening to the first mix of the first track to come back from the new album. Stoked beyond words to be listening to new music from our band. on the OTHER side of the creative process. Listening to the songs not to figure out what and if it needs more of. " more

This Sunday at 5.50pm UK time, Roadrunner Records will be webcasting Opeth's set from the Sonisphere Festival here

(LG) Cruel Hand, A Loss For Words, Maker, and The Greenery will take part in the "Back To School Jam" tour September and early-October. more

(FMQB) Coldplay and The Black Keys will headline Atlanta's Music Midtown festival, which had been on hiatus since 2005. The one-day version of the festival will take place on September 24 more

(LG) Bass player Jeroen Paul Thesseling has apparently left German band Obscura. Thesseling issued the following statement via Blabbermouth: "Due to repetitive conflicting schedules with job related obligations I have decided to depart Obscura."

(LG) Barn Burner and Ramming Speed will team up late this month for a brief East Coast tour. more

(SRX) Whitesnake's 'Live at Donington 1990' is also now available in Europe (North American release is scheduled for August 23rd) as a limited edition 3LP vinyl edition more

(MU) Abazagorath has announced a seven date mini tour across the mid Atlantic U.S. after a five year hiatus. here

(PNO) Sharks have announced that they have parted ways with bassist Cris O'Reilly. The band tell fans, "We will be continuing this year's touring/recording schedule with a temporary replacement, including every date of this year's Warped Tour." more

(MU) The Ocean will be hitting the road with Textures for a run of U.K. shows in November. more

(PNO) No Motiv have set a release date for their new EP, Winterlong. The band first mentioned the EP in 2008 more

(LG) Pig Destroyer has confirmed the addition of Misery Index drummer Adam Jarvis to their line-up more

On this day in 1971, A minor riot occurred during a Mott the Hoople gig at the Royal Albert Hall, London, England. Some fans were injured and two boxes were damaged causing a temporary ban on rock gigs at the venue. The group paid 1,467 for damages to property.

On this day in 1978, Joe Strummer and Paul Simonon from The Clash were arrested for being drunk and disorderly after a gig at the Apollo in Glasgow; both were fined.

On this day in 2007, Prince was forced off stage by police halfway through his set at the First Avenue nightclub during a late-night gig in his home town of Minneapolis. The club was only allowed to stay open until 3 a.m. but Prince took to the stage at 2:45 a.m. Prince had already played two concerts in Minneapolis before his late-night club appearance; His first performance was at a department store, where he promoted his new cologne with a nine-song, 45-minute set. Find out what else happened on this date in music history here

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