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07/09/2010
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Here is today's quick roundup of the top rock news stories from across the web: The third annual Sunset Strip Music Festival (SSMF), which is set for August 26th - 28th in Hollywood, California, has announced 2010 honoree Slash will perform with Fergie and Myles Kennedy - two of the vocalists on Slash's self-titled album more

Pearl Jam closed out Belgium's Rock Werchter 2010 festival yesterday with a little help from some feathered friends. As the final closer of a set the guys brought out half of Them Crooked Vultures drummer Dave Grohl and guitarist Alain Johannes for a version of Kick Out The Jams by MC5. Wanna see? Go here.
Heaven and Hell's tribute show to their late singer Ronnie James Dio at the High Voltage festival with guest vocalists Glenn Hughes and Jorn Lande will only be a one time event. After the gig was announced, there was some speculation that it would lead to a tour. But Tony Iommi has nixed that idea: "We didn't expect to be playing again. It's certainly going to be a strange feeling but we thought it would be nice to do one final thing for Ronnie," Iommi tells Classic Rock. "It's going to be the only one. I suppose it would have been good for other people to see it. But this is something we need to do for ourselves as well." more
The surviving members of the Beatles reunited on stage Wednesday night when Paul McCartney joined Ringo Starr's All Starr Band during their performance at the Radio City Music Hall as a surprise for his former Beatle bandmate's 70th birthday, where they appropriately jammed a rendition of "Birthday". more

Ion Dissonance have posted the first song, "After Everything That's Happened, What Did You Expect," from their forthcoming album online. The album, Cursed, doesn't hit stores until August 24th, but you can listen to the new song right now, right here.

Rock Radio reports that Beavis and Butthead creator Mike Judge is working on 30 new scripts to bring the dimwitted duo back to MTV. more

The Revolution Music Label is pleased to announce THE release called the Beast Selects Best Metal CD. The CD is to Raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association World Wide. 100% of the proceeds of all Profits will go to MDA. There are many great artists that have donated songs to this project. These artists include Kick Axe, Tommy Vitali, Warmachine, Shangren, Skew Siskin, Angel of the Nightfall, Autumnis, Publik Parking, Agent Cooper, Warpath, Tony Smotherman and many many more artists. Get it here

Billboard reports that Wilco has fulfilled its contract with Nonesuch Records and appears to be launching its own label, according to an interview with Washington, D.C-based newspaper Express. more

Gibson.com has a fun feature where they give you two videos and you battle it out in their comments section to determine the winner. Their latest Throwdown takes a walk on the Wylde side as they pull up two blistering tracks from Zakk Wylde! First up, Zakk steps into Randy Rhoads' vaunted shoes and rips through "Crazy Train." Next up, from The Blessed Hellride, The Bearded One shreds and sings (or is that a special guest?) on "Stillborn." Check it out here

Josh Homme says Queens Of The Stone Age will begin work on a new album later this year. He tells Rolling Stone, "I have ideas already absolutely. It's all about wiggling hips." more

Mutiny Within have parted ways with drummer Bill Fore. Chad Anthony has been announced as the replacement drummer and is scheduled to take part in the band' s upcoming tour with Soilwork. more

Radio stations across the US this weekend will air FMQB Productions' one-hour broadcast special, Inside KoRn III: Remember Who You Are. The special features the band members discussing their hometown of Bakersfield, CA, recording for Roadrunner Records and much more. more

According to Ynet, Ozzy Osbourne and Korn will perform at the Israeli edition of Ozzy's travelling festival, Ozzfest, on September 28 more

Soilwork have announced details regarding plans to tour Australia this upcoming October in support of their new album, 'The Panic Broadcast.' more

According to Virtualfestivals.com, Sonisphere Festival have commissioned music painter Kilford to turn the music of Iron Maiden and Iggy And The Stooges into art as they perform more

Bret Michaels' new solo album Custom Built, will move 25-30k copies its first week in stores according to Hits Double Daily more

Bryan Kienlen of Bouncing Souls announced details about an upcoming split seven inch with Hot Water Music here

Just after confirming a run of shows supporting the Deftones, Baroness have been tapped to open for Metallica on their upcoming trip to Australia. more

Dr. Acula, We Are Defiance, Ender, and Armor For The Broken will be on the road together in August. more

NME reports that Nick Cave's novel The Death Of Bunny Munro is reportedly going to be made into a TV mini-series. Read their report and decide for yourself here.

The latest Parlour to Parlour takes a look at where the Bay Area instrumental duo Silian Rail is at now -- with a new split 7" vinyl single, a new full length album, and a West Coast tour that begins today. Check it out here

Devildriver and Kataklysm have announced dates for their upcoming co-headline tour of the United States, including one Canadian show. more

BW&BK reports that not only will Black Label Society's new album, Order Of The Black, will be premiered on US nationally syndicated radio show Rockline, but the band will also perform live on the show. more -

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