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07/29/2010
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The Day in Rock Digest for 7/29: Surviving Heaven & Hell members Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Vinny Appice played a very special tribute to their fallen bandmate, Ronnie James Dio, this past Saturday (July 24) at the High Voltage festival at Victoria Park in London, England. The musicians were joined by legendary former Deep Purple and Black Sabbath man Glenn Hughes and Norwegian vocalist Jorn Lande, who sings for power metallers Masterplan and has just released his own tribute to Ronnie. Blabbermouth has audio of the entire show here

Lambgoat had this sad news: Josh Broadhead, vocalist for defunct Kansas City, MO metalcore band Saved By Grace has reportedly passed away. Though details remain unclear, Broadhead apparently hanged himself on Monday. He was twenty-nine years old. more

Soundgarden has announced that they are playing an intimate show, at the legendary Vic Theatre in Chicago on Thursday, August 5th. There is a bit involved in scoring tickets, grab the details here.

The Cult have announced the release of their first new studio recording since 2007, "Everyman and Woman is a Star". The new single is being released as a two-week exclusive through the iTunes store. more

Surprise, surprise... not really: The Beach Boys star Mike Love has dismissed reports the original members of the legendary band have scheduled a reunion concert to mark the group's 50th anniversary in 2011 - insisting "there are no big plans yet". more

Blackmore's Night, featuring guitar legend Ritchie Blackmore and vocalist Candice Night will be releasing a brand new studio album 'Autumn Sky' in September more

According to Shropshirestar.com, a Shropshire golf course designed by the lead guitarist of Judas Priest is to be officially unveiled to the public in the autumn. Musician Ken Downing will be opening up the course at his home, Astbury Hall, near Bridgnorth. The first nine holes he designed have been played by small groups since they opened this year. more

The Beatles can be a surprising resource for simple guitar parts, whether you're just learning to play guitar or looking to add some fun, classic songs into your repertoire. Gibson presents five Beatles songs you should try on for size. here

The brand new video from the Disco Biscuits "Widgets" premiered yesterday on MTV U. Check it out here

Porcupine Tree have announced the addition of two brand new dates to their October touring schedule. The two new dates take place in Ireland and are the first for the band to take place in that country in support of their latest studio album, 'The Incident.' more

Sonisphere will attempt to enter the record books on Saturday evening when the festival crowd will be encouraged to join in the biggest Time Warp dance of all time. Details here

Joe LeSte wants to tell his side of the story, saying that none of the other Bang Tango members tried to contact him about a reunion more

Bruce Springsteen wowed music fans at a tiny New Jersey club on Saturday, July 24 when he hit the stage with singer/songwriter Alejandro Escovedo for a trio of tunes. The rock legend was an unannounced guest at the Stone Pony and thrilled Escovedo's fans when he walked out to join his pal. more

Deep Purple and their management have confirmed that the rumor, from an unknown source, that this year's tour of Europe will be the band's last, is untrue. more

Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood is coming to Ohio with a different kind of solo show, spotlighting his paintings and other art. more

The upcoming Gamits reunion LP has been given a new title. Originally reported as The Halves and Half Knots, the new album will now be titled Parts and is expected out in October. more

Reign of Tyranny, which formed from the ashes of Jezebel and Anebria, has announced today that they have broken up. more

Following several delays (recording was originally expected to commence in January), Weedeater will finally enter the studio in mid-September to recording their fourth album more

The Sound and Fury Festival organizers have provided Punknews.org with a statement about the incident over the weekend which saw the show to be cancelled. Read it here

Metal Injection has an interview with new Madball drummer Jay Weinberg. Jay discusses how he joined the fray of the band as well as giving us some info on the band's upcoming release, Empires. He also speaks about how his father, legendary E Street Band drummer Max Weinberg got him into metal and took him to shows as a child. He also discusses filling in for his dad on tour with Bruce Springsteen and how he would play Converge in the backstage area for the band. The entire video interview is available for viewing here

Earth Crisis have revealed that they are currently writing material for their next album. more

On Friday, July 30th, Anarbor will debut the video for their track "Gypsy Woman" exclusively on mtvU. The track is off their debut Hopeless Records full length, The Words You Don't Swallow.

All That Remains, Soilwork, Caliban, Bleed From Within and Neaera will team up for a European tour this fall. more

Alexisonfire have announced a series of dates set to take place in the U.K this coming November. more

The Carrier will team up with The Bonus Army and Watchfire for a brief August run on the East Coast more

A Randy Rhoads book is being written by the late Ozzy Osbourne guitarist's lifelong friend Kelly Garni along with award winning editor/screenwriter Michael Lynn. Fans who would like to contribute a short message on how Randy Rhoads influenced their lives or artwork or artwork or any other item for possible inclusion in the Randy Rhoads book can do so, details here

On this day in 2007, heart problems forced KISS singer and guitarist Paul Stanley to abandon a show in California. Paramedics stopped and restarted his heart to give it a regular rhythm after his heart spontaneously jumped to 190-plus beats per minute. A lot of other interesting things happened on this date in rock history, find out what here -

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