Staind Lose Member- Bon Scott Play- Zombie and Whitesnake Vs Universal- Darth Metallica- Queens of the Stone Age- Marilyn Manson Tease- Sinister Split- more

(Rock News Desk) Staind have split with drummer Jon Wysocki. The band say: "We wish him the best, and thank him for all the years he dedicated to Staind." more

(Classic Rock) A play based on the life of the late Bon Scott called Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be The Story Of Bon Scott, and tells the man's tale from his earliest bands through to the vocalist becoming a huge success with AC/DC. more

(Rock News Desk) Rob Zombie and Whitesnake are heading a federal class action lawsuit against Universal Music Group over unpaid fees. The suit states that digital downloads have been listed as sales under existing record deals, rather than subject to a different licensing deal which would make more money for artists. more

(Billboard) U2 took a break from the just-started second North American leg of its 360 World Tour to accept the Top Touring Artist Award -- for both the biggest tour of the year and of all-time -- at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards. more

(Metalrage) Marilyn Manson has posted a short teaser for what he calls "an undisclosed song with an unreleased title." You can check out the clip here. In addition, Manson has posted the following message on his web site to accompany the track, which may or may not be titled "I Am Among No One":

(Rock News Desk) Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor has been invited to be a guest speaker at Oxford University in July more

(BW&BK) Tomorrow, May 24th at 1 PM (PST), all five members of Judas Priest will be on hand at the Renaissance Hotel at Highland and Hollywood in Los Angeles to answer questions about the upcoming Epitaph US Tour and to formally introduce Richie Faulkner. more

(Metalrage) Guitarist Alex Paul, drummer Edwin van den Eeden and bassist Joost van der Graaf have left Sinister. Vocalist Aad Kloosterwaard, who is the only remaining member of Sinister, has vowed to relaunch the band with a brand new lineup and "let the Sinister flame burn for some more years to come." more

(FMQB) Queens of the Stone Age are aiming to have their next album out by the end of the year. Speaking to BBC Radio 1 in London, frontman Josh Homme explained, "We're going to take our one last break that we would get for a month, come back and do Glastonbury, then immediately jump in the studio. "more

Cathedral will reportedly play its last-ever show on December 3 at the London Kentish Town Forum. The band will record one final studio album entitled "The Last Spire", to be released in 2012 more

(Lambgoat) Bury Your Dead (with Mat Bruso on vocals) will be touring Europe in August along with For The Fallen Dreams and Betrayal. more

(Metalrage) Asesino - the project featuring Fear Factory/Divine Heresy guitarist Dino Cazares and ex-Static-X bassist Tony Campos (on bass/vocals) - is working on material for its third album for a 2012 release. more

(Rock News Desk) The city of Dublin will celebrate the life of Phil Lynott on his birthday, August 20, with an all-day pageant. The Boys Are Back in Town will mark the Thin Lizzy icon's career using music and dance and will march through the city's Grafton Street, finishing at the star's statue. more

(BW&BK) On the week of June 13, Journey's Steve Perry (vocals), Neal Schon (guitar), Jonathan Cain (keyboards) will be guests on In The Studio talking about the 30th anniversary of their landmark album, Escape, with professional radio broadcaster and rock musician interviewer Redbeard more

(Lambgoat) Atheist will return to Europe this summer for a handful of appearances more

(FMQB) The Memorial Day Weekend episode of the syndicated radio show, Carol Miller's Get the Led Out, will feature a tribute to late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham. more

(Rock News Desk) Wildhearts mainman Ginger is auctioning the 25th Anniversary Gibson Les Paul guitar he's used on almost all his recording projects in aid of the Red Cross. more

(BW&BK) Former Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord is working on the definitive studio recording of Concerto For Group And Orchestra, originally composed and first performed in 1969. more

(Lambgoat) Following their late-spring tour with Molotov Solution and Betrayal, Legend and The World We Knew will play a handful of shows together as they head back East. more

(BW&BK) Video of Star Wars icons Darth Vader and the Stormtroopers dancing to Metallica's 'Enter Sandman' at Disney's Star Wars Weekends 2011 can be viewed here

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