Axl Rose Voted The Best Frontman Of All Time- Queens Of The Stone Age Album Plans- Fear Factory Emergency-O Pioneers! Over?- A Flaming Good Time- more

12/30/2010
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The Day in Rock Digest for 12/30/10: Jam! reports that Axl Rose has been voted the best frontman of all time, ahead of stars including Freddie Mercury and John Lennon. The Guns N' Roses singer gained the most votes to take the top spot in a Musicradar.com poll more

Queens Of The Stone Age will start recording their new album in January. more

A follow up from yesterday, we received word that Fear Factory were forced to postpone their tour until April due to a family emergency.

O Pioneers! have posted an update about their plans for 2010, plans which sadly hint at the end of the band. Thankfully the Texas band still has some wind in their sails, with an upcoming tour featuring Hostage Calm and on a couple dates Tigers Jaw, as well as a split with Andrew Jackson Jihad more

Will Haven is putting the finishing touches to the follow-up to 2007's "The Hierophant". The as-yet-untitled, self-produced effort will mark the return of the band's original vocalist Grady Avenell, who rejoined Will Haven in October 2009 after a two-year break. more

Woe, Is Me has confirmed the departure of lead guitarist Tim Sherrill, who has left Atlanta the group to "do other things musically." more

Drummer David Kinkade (Borknagar) has joined forces with guitarist Marco Martell (Malevolent Creation, Divine Empire) and vocalist Jarret Roberts of Chicago's Kastasyde to form Monarch. more

The Compulsions have scheduled a live performance at legendary rock club Don Hill’s. The Compulsions line up will feature founder and front man Rob Carlyle along with Richard Fortus (Guns N’ Roses) on guitar, Sami Yaffa (Michael Monroe Band/New York Dolls) on bass and Frank Ferrer (Guns N' Roses) on drums. more

Gatsbys American Dream will apparently be releasing new material very soon via Equal Vision Records. more

The Word Alive (Fearless Records) has announced the amicable departure of bass player Nick Urlacher. Not surprisingly, the group is now looking for a replacement. more

When the Flaming Lips play their fourth annual New Year's Eve Freakout concert in their Oklahoma City hometown on Friday, fans will be barraged with "20 times more balloons and confetti" than at regular shows, lead singer Wayne Coyne said. more

According to Marshall Helmberger from Timberjay.com, a New Year’s Eve concert event on Lake Vermilion in Minnesota may be the last chance to see famed vocalist Jani Lane (ex-Warrant) perform with Great White. more

"Concept Of Time are sad to say we have now parted ways with our guitarist Andy Thomson; we wish him all the best in future" more

On this day in 1967, The Beatles scored their 15th U.S. #1 with “Hello Goodbye,” Gladys Knight and the Pips were at #2 with “I Heard It Through The Grape Vine” and The Monkees at #3 with “Daydream Believer.”

On this day in 1969, Peter Tork quit The Monkees, buying himself out of his contract that left him broke. Find out what else happened on this date in music history here

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