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Today's Rock News (Queen, Dead & Co., Fozzy)

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Director Fired from QUEEN Biopic: WMMR.com / The Guardian

Director Bryan Singer has been absent from the set of the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, which was supposed to his theaters next Christmas. Now it's being reported that 20th Century Fox has fired him. They claim he was unprofessional on set and would go missing for days at a time.

Singer posted a statement in response, saying: “I asked Fox for time off so I could deal with pressing health matters concerning one of my parents. Unfortunately, the studio was unwilling to accommodate me and terminated my services.”

Production had been halted on the film and no replacement director has been announced.

JOHN MAYER Hospitalized with Appendicitis: Rolling Stone

John Mayer was hospitalized this morning for an emergency appendectomy. The news was revealed on Dead and Company’s Twitter, saying that tonight’s show in New Orleans had to be rescheduled. Mayer's Dead and Company bandmate Bob Weir posted a photo of the pair rehearsing on stage, with the note, "Wishing a speedy recovery for John… Get well soon my friend."

FOZZY Announce New Leg of North American Tour: Loudwire

Fozzy, the band fronted by wrestler Chris Jericho, announced a spring tour that’ll come through Philly on April 6th. Jericho says: "Fozzy is bigger than we've ever been, which means bigger production, bigger songs and bigger light-up jackets! We can't wait to rock your literal socks off!!”

Tickets for their show at the Foundry here in Philly go on sale at 10am this Friday via LiveNation.com.