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Randy Rhoads is coming to Rock Band. (Metal Underground) Beginning May 31st, Rock Band 3 will offer an eight-pack of songs celebrating the release of the 'Diary of a Madman/Blizzard of Ozz' 30th Anniversary Collector's Edition in the Rock Band 3 more
(BW&BK) The Megadeth Cyber Army will be holding a special online chat with frontman Dave Mustaine this Friday, May 20th at 4:00pm PDT (23:00 GMT). Mustaine will be logging in from Vic's Garage, where he is currently working on the next Megadeth album more
Iwrestledabearonce have announced a change in musical direction. “We were sick of getting lumped in with ‘scene’ and ‘whatever-core’ bands, so we decided to embrace our roots and just go straight black metal on the new album,” says guitarist Steven Bradley. “I'd say 90% of the new record is straight-up black metal, so we had to change our image to match...Because of course that's just as important, if not more so, than the music.”
Die Krupps have been forced to pull out of their upcoming tour with Front Line Assembly due to complications with the band's U.S. work permits - a situation that was completely out of the band's hands, and that they had absolutely no control over. "I am very upset about it states front man Jurgen Engler. "We were really looking forward to finally playing for our U.S. fans again after a long time, before the new studio album comes out. Our Canadian fans can see us this week at the Kinetik festival in Montreal, where we will be co-headlining the first night. Hope to see you all there!'"
(Billboard) Neil Diamond will receive the 2011 Billboard Icon Award at this weekend's Billboard Music Awards. Diamond will also take to the stage and perform. more
(punknews.org) The Haverchucks has released a new, self-titled EP for free download via Limited Pressing. more
(NME) Johnny Marr to release new Healers album in early 2012 Former Smiths and Cribs man planning return to the studio more
(BW&BK) BraveWords.com has released video of a secret gig with Guns N' Roses guitarist Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal from this past April at a private location in New York City. Check out the clip here
(VDOB) Puddle Of Mudd will replace Stone Sour at this weekends 2011 Rock On The Range festival.
(FMQB) Pearl Jam, guitarist Stone Gossard's side project Brad has signed with Dangerbird Management and is currently recording their fifth album in Seattle. more
(Lambgoat) The Black Dahlia Murder, has just released the second single from Ritual, the band's fifth full-length album hitting streets June 21st in North America and June 17/20 in Europe. Hosting the exclusive worldwide premiere of the track Conspiring with the Damned is none other than Lambgoat.com. Check out the track here
(punknews.org) Bomb The Music Industry! has announced the title and track listing of their impending full-length. The record is titled Vacation and is tentatively scheduled for a digital release in July more
(Lambgoat) Will Haven has announced plans to release their next album this fall. Titled "Voir Dire," the effort will hit stores on October 11th via Bieler Bros. Records. more
(BW&BK) Music reporter Nui Te Koha told Triple M Melbourne's Hot Breakfast that Mötley Crüe and Whitesnake are as good as locked in to tour Australia while one of the members from Poison will complete the triple bill. more
On this day in 1966, The Castiles (with Bruce Springsteen on vocals) made their first recordings at Mr. Music Inc in Brick Town, New Jersey. They cut two Springsteen songs, “Baby I” and “That’s What You Get.” The songs were cut directly to disc, of which seven or eight test pressings of the studio takes were made.
On this day in 1967, The Beatles were selected to represent the U.K. for the first-ever global-wide satellite broadcast. The group agreed to be shown in the studio recording a song written especially for the occasion, scheduled for June 25. John Lennon wrote “All You Need is Love,” which was thought to sum up the 1967 “Summer of Love” and The Beatles' sympathies. With the satellite broadcast being transmitted to many non-English-speaking countries, the BBC asked The Beatles to “keep it simple.”
On this day in 1980, Joy Division singer Ian Curtis hanged himself in the kitchen of his house in Macclesfield, England at the age of 23. Curtis had the Iggy Pop album, The Idiot, playing on his stereo and left a note that said, “At this very moment, I wish I were dead. I just can't cope anymore.” Find out what else happened on this date in music history here