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Avenged Sevenfold Recruit Dream Theater Drummer- Kurt Cobain The Movie- Plastic Ono Band Revival- Paul Rodgers Confirms Aerosmith Offer and more

02/18/2010
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It was a rather slow news day but here are some of the quick stories that caught our attention! Avenged Sevenfold tell fans "We asked Jimmy's all time favorite drummer Mike Portnoy to record on behalf of him. Mike said it would be an honor and without question that's what Jim would have wanted. It's comforting to us that someone like Mike, who is undoubtedly revered as one of the best drummers in the world, held such respect and adoration for the Rev's abilities." more

The rookie director of the Oscar-nominated drama "The Messenger" is in negotiations to rework the screenplay for Universal Pictures' untitled Kurt Cobain project. Oren Moverman is also set to direct the film about the late frontman of grunge group Nirvana. more

Yoko Ono revived the Plastic Ono Band for a concert on Tuesday night that was part tribute, part vanity project and all irresistible fun, according to Reuters. The show belonged as much to her son Sean Lennon, 34, as to Ono, 76. Looking and sounding like his famous father, Sean Lennon pulled together an all-star lineup that included Eric Clapton, Paul Simon and Bette Midler as special guests. more

Bad Company and Free rocker Paul Rodgers has confirmed he was considered as a replacement for Steven Tyler after the frontman exited Aerosmith in 2009 - but chose to tour the U.K. with band guitarist Joe Perry's side project instead. more

Fromer Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler is to have his warts-and-all autobiography published on June 22. more

Live Nation Entertainment's Ticketmaster unit has agreed to refund money to some consumers who felt they were ripped off when they bought rocker Bruce Springsteen concert tickets from brokers last year. more

The National Trust has confirmed that it may launch a campaign to buy the threatened Abbey Road Studios. The charity said in a statement that "if there is enough momentum, we may launch a campaign to save the studios". more

Travis Barker is collaborating with Kanye West's DJ A-Trak for a series of shows starting next month in Hollywood. It will be Barker's first live collaboration with a DJ since the death of his friend and former musical partner DJ AM more

The Killers' Brandon Flowers' mother Jean Flowers has died of cancer, according to reports. The band had cancelled a series of Asian and Australian gigs due to a 'family illness' more. -

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