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Aerosmith (With Steven Tyler) and RATM for Music Fest- Green Day Soundgardenpolluza?- 2nd GNR Club Gig- The Knack Singer Dies- Behind the Leppard- and more

02/16/2010
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If you missed our special holiday edition of Quicks on Monday, fear not as those stories along with some new ones are below. We kick off with this big new for Aerosmith fans: Aerosmith with Steven Tyler, and Rage Against The Machine have been announced as headliners at this year's Download festival, which returns for an eighth year to Donington Park and will be held Friday, June 11th to Sunday, June 13th. more

Speaking of Rage Against The Machine, NME reports that the reunited group are set to follow their free 'X Factor' London victory gig this June with a show at the Dublin O2 on June 8th. more

An updated version of VH1's "Behind The Music" documentary on Def Leppard, aptly called "Def Leppard Behind The Music: Remastered", will be broadcast on VH1 Classic in the US and Canada on February 27. The new version contains additional updated footage and interviews that cover the band's career since the original 1998 broadcast of the show.more

Lady Gaga, Green Day and a reunited Soundgarden are expected to headline the 2010 Lollapalooza festival in Chicago according to this report.

Doug Fieger, leader of the power pop band The Knack who sang on the 1979 hit "My Sharona," died Sunday. He was 57. Fieger, a Detroit-area native, died at his home in Woodland Hills near Los Angeles after battling cancer, according to The Knack's manager, Jake Hooker. more

While only Fashion Week can persuade Guns N' Roses to play a secret show for 200 fans, it can't force frontman Axl Rose to turn up on time, according to the New York Post, who also broke the news about the surprise gig. They report that Axl was nearly three hours "fashionable" late for his show at what used to be the famed C.B.G.B's club. The show finally got started just before 1 a.m. more

Classic rock reports that Guns N' Roses played yet another surprise club show. This time it was at the Rose Bar in the Gramercy Park Hotel in NYC on Sunday night. more. FMQB has more details here

Iron Maiden have completed the recording process for their new album at Compass Point Studios in Nassau, Bahamas with producer Kevin Shirley. According to a posting on Kevin's official web site, "There's still work to do, but the band portion is complete and in the can, so to speak." more

Live Nation Entertainment chairman Irving Azoff said the company has entered into an agreement to partner with Walmart to offer tickets at Walmart stores in select markets across the U.S. more

"I think that everyone who hated Limp Bizkit before will continue to hate Limp Bizkit," lead guitarist Wes Borland told Guitar Edge in reference to the sound of the band's forth coming album. "It's definitely a fun party kinda vibe, it's a little like the old stuff but with a Daft Punk vibe thrown in". more

Rockabilly pioneer Dale Hawkins has lost his battle with colon cancer at the age of 73. He was perhaps best known for his 1957 hit Susie Q more

pressdemocrat.com had a sad report on Sat: A body feared to be that of acclaimed guitar maker Taku Sakashta was found early Friday near the craftsman's Rohnert Park, California workshop. Police described the death as a homicide, but declined to discuss details of the case. more.

AP had this follow up report on Monday: Police in California have arrested a suspect in the killing of prominent guitar maker Taku Sakashta. Police arrested 28-year-old Joshua Rhea Begley early Monday in Rohnert Park on suspicion of murder, burglary and evading police. He is being held without bail. more

Stryper frontman Michael Sweet says of their forthcoming album "We wanted to step outside the box and record a record that shows you, the fans, where we come from - our historical, musical roots so to speak." Just what does that mean? He said, "We grew up listening to many different styles of music and there is a list of bands that influenced us throughout our musical education. Bands like Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Scorpions, Van Halen, Ufo, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Kansas and many others, helped to shape our sound and make us who we are today, musically speaking." more

Amon Amarth will embark upon a North American tour with Eluveitie and Holy Grail in April. more

Muse and Stevie Wonder will join U2 as headliners at this year's Glastonbury Festival. Stadium rockers Muse will top the bill on the main Pyramid Stage on Saturday 26 June, with Motown legend Wonder closing the event the following night. more

Burning The Masses has officially added vocalist Cameron Argon (aka "Big Chocolate") to their line-up. Argon replaces David Montenegro more

On March 16th, Deep Purple's legendary 1972 release Machine Head is being reissued as a 24 karat gold CD by the Audio Fidelity label. more

Terra Firma Capital Partners Ltd chairman and chief executive Guy Hands proposed three months ago to break up music company EMI Group Ltd, court documents filed in New York show. more

Just weeks after joining Sawtooth Grin, former The Number Twelve Looks Like You drummer Jon Karel has also joined Starring Janet Leigh. more

Of Machines has formally announced the recent departure of Bennett Freeman (vocals, electronics). more

Crowbar and Exhorder Play Together After 20 Years For the first time in over twenty years, two amazing metal bands from the sludge-covered city of New Orleans shared a stage. more

Are you ready to party with antiMusic this week in Beverly Hills? This week's Wednesday night Happenin will feature a great lineup including Run Through The Desert, the new group fronted by Yogi and also features members of The Wallflowers & Chris Cornell Band. Also on tap to play is Against All Will which features members of Puddle Of Mudd, Soulfly, and the Dead Kennedys. The night will of course be capped off with an all-star jam. Grab all the details over at Harry's Myspace
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