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Billy Idol for Aerosmith?- New Jimi Hendrix Song Stream- Staind Walk of Fame- Sly Stone Cheated?- Cheap Trick Squeezed- Free Cypress Hill MP3 and more

01/29/2010
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Following Classic Rock's exclusive story that Paul Rodgers was asked by guitarist Joe Perry to be Aerosmith's new singer, they revealed the name of another star sounded out by Perry to fill Steven Tyler's shoes: Billy Idol. Joe Perry apparently invited Billy to one of his solo gigs, but Billy was a no show due to illness. But Perry's comments about wanting a headline singer to fill the bill would definitely qualify Billy Idol. Read the Classic Rock report more. They promise a third name on Friday.

The much-anticipated 'new' Jimi Hendrix single, Valleys of Neptune, is now available for streaming online - and while it's classic Hendrix it also shows how the guitarist was progressing from his classic Electric Ladyland sound to his Band of Gypsys direction in 1969. More including the stream link at Rock Radio

Prior to his Arena solo acoustic show, the lead singer from Staind, Aaron Lewis, will be inducted into Mohegan Sun's Walk of Fame. Lewis has played over thirty shows at Mohegan Sun, a combination of solo acoustic shows and as the front man for Staind. During his solo tour last year, Lewis sold more than 8,000 tickets at Mohegan Sun. This special induction ceremony will be held outside the main entrance of the Arena, near the Mohegan Sun Box Office. All fans attending the Mohegan, CT date is invited to attend!

Sly Stone sued a former business manager and others on Thursday, claiming tens of millions of dollars in royalties were kept from the singer who now depends on Social Security to survive. He sued former manager Gerald Goldstein and several companies in Los Angeles, alleging they kept 20 years of royalty payments and leveraged Stone's work and rights to accumulate as much as $80 million in assets. more

Muse will return to Spain this summer to play Athletico Madrid's stadium, Vicente Calderon! The show will take place on Wednesday 16th June. more

Cheap Trick will be performing some dates with Squeeze during summer 2010. More info TBA.

The second and third albums by Ex-Wise Heads (Colin Edwin of Porcupine Tree's side-project with ex-Henry Cow win and reed player, Geoff Leigh) are now available as free downloads. Colin offers some comments about this over on his Myspace page blog .

Seventh Day Slumber had this for fans: Hey guys, the show in Owensboro, KY sold out very quickly. So we're playing again on Monday the 25th. The next night. Ticket prices are the same.

We Are The Fallen will unleash their first single, 'Bury Me Alive,' exclusively via the digital domain on February 2nd. The fivesome is comprised of the original members of multiplatinum band Evanescence more

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club joined a growing list of unfortunate bands on Wednesday (Jan. 27) when their gear was stolen in what was called a "brazen act." more

Bob help up: The Darkness may be planning a reunion, according to The Sun newspaper. The paper reports that brothers Justin and Dan Hawkins have been working in the singer's Lowestoft studio more

"After more than 700 shows, I think I finally broke my leg," Montonix frontman Ami Shalev proclaimed mere minutes into his band's performance at the Respectable Street Cafe in West Palm Beach more

Cypress Hill are offering fans a free download of their new song "It Ain't Nothing" from their forthcoming album 'Rise Up'. The only catch is you have to sign up for their mailing list. Want it? Grab it here

A video of GlassJAw performing a new song called "All Good Junkies Go To Heaven" can be viewed here

'Motorhead: in the Studio', written by biographer Jake Brown with band founder Lemmy Kilmister has been nominated for the 2010 Association for Recorded Sound Collections Awards in the specific category of Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research. According to Dr. Roberta Freund Schwartz, Chair of the ARSC Awards Committee (www.arsc-audio.org), "These awards are presented each year by ARSC to recognize excellence in published research on any subject related to recorded sound." Released in November, 2009 in the United Kingdom, the book is due to hit retail Stateside in April, 2010

The South By So What?! festival will take place on Sunday, March 14th at the Dr. Pepper Arena in Frisco, TX. Line-up and ticket details here

We weren't sure if we should have this in the Day in Rock or Day in Pop. Guess we will know as soon as we hear some of the music. No Doubt guitarist Tom Dumont says the band is back in the studio again working on their comeback record. more

Rocky Votolato will hit the road next month in support of his upcoming album True Devotion. dates

Nothing To Lose' the new single from Poison frontman Bret Michaels, previously scheduled for release on February 16th, will now be released on Tuesday, February 2nd. more -

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