(Rock News Desk) Drummer Paul Bostaph won't take part in upcoming Testament recording sessions after suffering a serious injury. His condition hasn't been explained but he's expected to rejoin the band for their upcoming tour dates. more
(The 1st Five) NOFX are hitting this road this Fall. They will be joined on all stops by Anti-Flag and Old Man Markley. The Bouncing Souls will be joining them at the last two stops of the tour. more
(Noble) Black Country Communion's second album "2" hit the No. 1 spot in the Official UK Rock Album Chart this week, overtaking the Foo Fighters album "Wasting Light". more
(SRX) The forthcoming Alice Cooper album 'Welcome 2 My Nightmare' will be released as a fan pack physically and on the iPad. Along with all the material available on the printed version, the iPad album fan pack will feature a digital version of the album along with video footage recorded at the Download festival, interactive elements and other additional content. Classic Rock and Metal Hammer publisher Chris Ingham said that the brief from Alice Cooper's management was to 'put Halloween in a box'. more
(BMN) Pepper Keenan, who has spent the last few years focusing on his guitar-playing duties in Down, rejoined his Corrosion Of Conformity bandmates on stage this past Saturday, June 18 at Kristonfest in Bilbao, Spain. Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance can be seen more
(BW&BK) Metallica's ...And Justice for All album (1988) will be released on green vinyl, and will be on sale this Thursday, June 23rd from 1 PM (PDT). Only 1,000 of these sets were pressed. 500 copies will be sold to members of The Metallica Club at Metallica.com more
(Rock News Desk) The struggling EMI label may be put up for sale, say owners Citigroup. The record company has seen a number of big-name artists move away in recent years and was the subject of legal action because Citigroup claimed they'd been misled over its value before they bought it from previous owners Terra Firma. more
(BW&BK) Hollywood Records have confirmed that the BBC documentary, Queen: Days Of Our Lives, will air in the US on the A&E Channel on June 27th. It will premiere at 8 PM and rerun at 10 PM (EST). The version that is to be broadcast is a unique edit for the U more
The Swan King has lined up a late-July run with Git Some more
On this day in 1966, Reg Calvert manager of The Fortunes, Screaming Lord Sutch and the owner of offshore pirate radio station Radio City was shot dead by a business rival during a confrontation.
On this day in 1966, working at Abbey Road studios in London, The Beatles recorded from start to finish, a new John Lennon song "She Said She Said." The song was reportedly based on a bizarre conversation that Lennon had with Peter Fonda while John and George Harrison were tripping on LSD.
On this day in 1977, Sex Pistol Johnny Rotten was attacked in a brawl outside the live music venue Dingwalls in Camden, London.
On this day in 2000, 39 year-old Karen McNeil who claimed she was the wife of Axl Rose and that she communicated with him telepathically was jailed for one year for stalking the singer.
On this day in 2001, John Lee Hooker, American blues singer and guitarist died in his sleep aged 83. Had hits wilth "Boom Boom," "Dimples" and "I'm In The Mood." His songs have been covered by many artists including Cream, AC/DC, ZZ Top, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Van Morrison, The Yardbirds, The Doors and The White Stripes. He appeared and sang in the movie The Blues Brothers. Find out what else happened on this date in music history here