Stone Temple Gig- Van Halen Reissues Next Week- Blink In The Park- Jess the Mess RIP- United Hate Tour- Rammstein USA- Thin Lizzy Revisited- John Lennon- more

12/17/2010
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The Day in Rock Digest for 12/17/10: Stone Temple Pilots have confirmed their first U.S. show of 2011. The band will perform at the Pearl/Palms Las Vegas on February 25th. Venue Website

Jesse "Jess the Mess" Rich of Orange County punk band Broken Bottles passed away last week from a drug overdose. Julia Smut, drummer for the Redondo Beach punk act Smut Peddlers comments here

According to Black Sabbath News, Universal/Sanctuary has set a February 7th release date for the Deluxe Edition of Black Sabbath's Dehumanizer. Originally released in 1992, the album to feature the vocals of the late, great Ronnie James Dio since 1981's Mob Rules. more

The white, two-piece suit John Lennon wore on the cover of the Beatles' 'Abbey Road' album will be among items auctioned in Connecticut less than a month after the 30th anniversary of the singer-songwriter's death more

Blink-182 join T In The Park festival line-up. Pop-punks to join Foo Fighters at Scottish festival in 2011 more

Thin Lizzy are releasing deluxe, expanded versions of three classic albums - Jailbreak, Johnny The Fox and Live And Dangerous - on February 8th in North America via Universal Music Enterprises. more

Although the Van Halen News Desk announced recently that the limited edition remastered vinyl releases of Van Halen II, Women And Children First and 1984 "have been pushed back until sometime in early 2011" (quote has been removed from their site now), Warner Music Canada has all three albums scheduled for December 21st, official sources tell BraveWords.com. more

Malevolent Creation will headline a U.S. run in February and March. The trek has been dubbed the "United Hate Across America Tour" and will also feature Full Blown Chaos, The Absence, Havok, and Beyond Terror Beyond Grace. more

Shai Hulud has lined up a handful of February tour dates with Monsters, I The Breather, Close Your Eyes, and Counterparts. more

German metal gods Rammstein might not have scored a hit song or album in the U.S. since 1997, but that didn't stop them from staging their first American gig in nearly a decade on Saturday night at New York City's Madison Square Garden, and selling the place out. more

Arsonists Get All The Girls are set to head into the studio and are recording their new album with Zack Ohren at Castle Ultimate. more

Shadows Fall return to the stage for an exclusive weekend of dates in New York and New Jersey just in time for the holidays. more

Firehouse lead singer, and Liberty N' Justice alumni, CJ Snare has just released the holiday single "A Christmas Gift (God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen). more

Phil Lewis' L.A. Guns (Phil Lewis, Kenny Kweens, Stacey Blades and Steve Riley) have announced 2011 tour dates. more

January 25th, 2011 has been announced as the worldwide release date for 'What Dreams May Come', the new single from Midas Fate, the band featuring vocalist Mike DiMeo (ex-Masterplan, Riot, The Lizards). more

On this day in 1962, Bob Dylan arrived in England for the first time; he played his first UK date the following night at the Troubadour Club in London.

On this day in 1963, James Carroll at WWDC in Washington, DC, became the first disc jockey to broadcast a Beatles record on American radio. Carroll played I Want To Hold Your Hand, which he had obtained from his stewardess girlfriend, who brought the single back from the U.K. Due to listener demand, the song was played daily, every hour. Since it hadn't been released yet in the States, Capitol Records initially considered court action, but instead released the single earlier than planned. Find out what else happened on this date in music history here

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