The notorious Disco Demolition that turned into a riot, and more rock news.

39 years ago today, the notorious Disco Demolition turned into a riot that forced the forfeiture of a White Sox game.  Chicago radio personalities Steve Dahl and Gerry Meier led "Disco Demolition Night" at Comiskey Park. The event, which was supposed to involve blowing up disco records between baseball games at a White Sox double header, ended in a near riot. The resulting chaos and destruction forced the Chicago team to cancel the second game and forfeit the win to the Detroit Tigers.

 

Evanescence singer Amy Lee is confirming that the band is set to begin work on a new studio album. In a recent interview, Lee said the band doesn't have a timeline on when work will get underway, but assured fans that they will hear from them. The band's last all-new studio set was 2011's self-titled album, which was followed by 2017's Synthesis, a reimagining of some of the band's biggest hits, plus a couple of new songs. Meanwhile, the band just launched the Synthesis Tour, which runs through September 8th in Ridgefield, Washington.

Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson are embarking on their 30-stop Twins Of Evil:The Second Coming Tour. The trek got underway last night in Detroit and will make stops in major cities such as Chicago, Pittsburgh, Toronto, Dallas, Denver and Las Vegas. The run will wrap in Irvine, California on August 29th. Meanwhile, the pair have just released a cover of The Beatles' 1968 track Helter Skelter.

The career-spanning Tom Petty box set An American Treasure is set to be released on CD and vinyl on September 28th. The package will be available as a four-CD deluxe edition, four-CD super deluxe edition, two-CD standard edition and a six-LP vinyl edition. The 60-track collection includes dozens of previously unreleased recordings found in the Petty vaults, and features custom cover artwork.

Black Sabbath is known as one of the greatest hard rock and heavy metal band of all time and now they have more evidence to prove it. In a recent poll of the 50 greatest riffs of all time, the riff in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame group's 1975 song Symptom Of The Universe was voted the greatest ever. In reaction to the poll, guitarist Tony Iommi said he was never in competition with anyone else when it came to creating riffs - except himself.

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