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Steven Tyler May Sue Aerosmith If He Is Replaced- Pete Doherty Questioned in Ex-Girlfriend's Death- Guns N' Roses Booed In Toronto- Zakk Wylde TV Ball and more

02/01/2010
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It seems that Steven Tyler won't take being replaced in Aerosmith lying down. Billboard reported on Sunday that: Amidst continuing reports of other singers being approached to front Aerosmith, Steven Tyler and his handlers are taking steps to reassert his position in the band. Tyler's Los Angeles-based attorney, Skip Miller, fired off a letter to Aerosmith manager Howard Kaufman last week, independently obtained by Billboard.com, requesting that Aerosmith's management "immediately cease and desist from engaging in acts and conduct to the harm and detriment of your own client, Aerosmith, and our client who is one of its members." more

In other Aerosmith news, Joe Perry spoke to 97-5 K-ROCK in Newfoundland Canada and he comments on Steven Tyler's impromptu performance at a California Home Depot and talks about Aerosmith meeting last Friday to discuss a new singer! Check it out more

Geoff Workman, who collaborated as a producer and engineer Queen, Journey, King Crimson, Motley Crue, The Cars, Twisted Sister and Toto, has died. more

Rock 'n' roll pioneer Roy Orbison was given his long-overdue due on Friday when he was posthumously given a star on the Hollywood Walk more

Axl late again: Gilles Leblanc of Consequence of Sound reports that the crowd at the Air Canada Centre on Thursday night "began booing. LOUDLY" when Guns N' Roses failed to take the stage before 11:30 PM. However Leblanc says that "once Axl Rose and his new friends emerged through the pyrotechnics accompanying opener 'Chinese Democracy'", all seemed forgiven." Read the full show write-up here.

These Arms Are Snakes recently announced that they have disbanding after nearly seven years together. You can read the band's farewell message here

Pete Doherty is going back to the jailhouse, except this time it won't be for bringing heroin into a U.K. courtroom. This time the former Libertines band member will be questioned by the police about the death of his ex-girlfriend and Goldsmith heiress, Robin Whitehead. more

Zakk Wylde will be the featured guest on this Monday's edition of "Headbangers Ball", which now airs every Monday night (technically Tuesday morning) at 3:00 a.m. EST/PST on MTV2. This episode includes short interview segments conducted by "Talking Metal's John Ostronomy and Mark Strigl, as well as numerous music videos spanning Zakk's legendary career.

A bunch of bands have been added to the Bamboozled Left festival including Story of the Year, Bobby Long, Circa Survive, The Fall of Troy, Pierce The Veil and more

Noel Gallagher is set to play his first post-Oasis gigs in March, for the Teenage Cancer Trust. The guitarist will join Arctic Monkeys, Them Crooked Vultures, a reformed Suede, The Who, Depeche Mode and JLS on the line-ups for the charity gigs. They will take place at the London Royal Albert Hall from February 17. more

Haste The Day and Oh, Sleeper will team up for a brief UK run in April more

A new documentary called The Posters Came From The Walls is set to be released profiling Depeche Mode's rabid fan base. more

Jimi Hendrix is a rock star legend and one of Seattle's favorite sons. But plans to find a new home for a famous Hendrix statue on Capitol Hill is stirring up a whole lot of controversy. more

Police arrested 50 people at an AC/DC gig in New Zealand Sat. night (January 30). Fans were held mostly for drunk and disorderly behavior following the show at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington. more

1997 had this bad news for fans "we each feel like its a time in our lives where we need to do some soul-searching and find some new ways to express ourselves. we have been touring and recording for coming on 5 years now, and it has been the most rewarding, difficult experience for us all. we got to live out the dreams of our childhoods! it was perfect. but now we feel it is time to try out some different lifestyles and re-evaluate and re-define our dreams." more

Goatwhore and Enfold Darkness will team up for a handful of March shows more

F*ck the Facts have posted the new song 'Loss Upon Loss' from their upcoming 'Unnamed' EP on their MySpace page. The band has also announced tour dates in support of the new EP more

Limp Bizkit will reportedly release their first new music in almost 10 years, sometime later this month according to this report

Rancid's Tim Armstrong and director/animator John Roecker (Live Freaky Die Freaky) have unveiled plans to produce a new web series called Svengali. more

Courtney Love was reportedly so embarrassed by her "terrible singing" on a leaked Hole recording, she hired a vocal coach. The rocker was left red-faced after an early version of "Nobody's Daughter", the title track from the band's upcoming album, leaked on the internet and was ridiculed by fans. And they somehow never heard her "sing" before?more

Fake Problems will be heading to the UK on a headlining tour in April with Sharks as support. more

Backstreet Boys have sparked outrage among heavy metal fans in India after it was announced they will follow Iron Maiden as a headliner for the upcoming Rock in India festival. The event marked the first ever rock festival in India when it kicked off in 2008, with Megadeth and Machine Head playing top of the bill. Iron Maiden took the stage in 2009. more -

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