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Rare Dio Cover By Van Halen Now Online- Ronnie James Dio Movie Was Planned- Limp Bizkit Cancel Tour- Guns N' Roses Tour in Doubt?- MGMT- more

05/19/2010
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The production company behind the upcoming Saxon documentary had made a deal with Ronnie James Dio to shoot a movie about his life – and were just waiting for him to recover from his cancer battle before starting work. Rock Radio reports, Coolhead Productions have revealed that the discovery of the 67-year-old's stomach tumour forced the cancellation of an interview he was going to film for Saxon: Heavy Metal Thunder. more

As a tribute to the late, great, Ronnie James Dio, the Van Halen News Desk has dusted off an old recording from their archives. It's Van Halen covering the early Rainbow classic, "Man On The Silver Mountain!" This recording is from Van Halen's club days…1976, to be exact. This is a totally UNCIRCULATED SOUNDBOARD recording, never before heard by anyone. Read more and listen here

The main stage at this year's Bloodstock festival will be renamed in memory of Ronnie James Dio, organizers have announced. The singer was supposed to headline the event with Heaven and Hell in August more

Limp Bizkit are postponing a string of summer concerts - so they can move the U.S. tour into bigger arena venues. They have scrapped gig plans for July and August in a bid to give fans "the best experience possible" and are in the process of working out new dates. more

Guns N' Roses have postponed their concerts in Zagreb and Belgrade (scheduled for June 20 and 22, respectively) until September. Of course, there are rumors circulating in Eastern Europe that GN'R's entire European tour will be postponed until September. more

Peter Hook played Joy Division's classic album 'Unknown Pleasures' in full Tuesday night (May 18), at Manchester's FAC 251. NME reports that performing on the 30th anniversary of Ian Curtis' death, Hooky along with his band, The Light, played the group's 1979 debut LP from start to finish, plus a number of other songs. more

Minus The Bear have unveiled their video for the single, "My Time". Check it out here

MGMT sent over this note: Check out the Making of "Flash Delirium" directed by Andreas Nilsson. Watch behind the scenes footage from the video with band and director commentary on the set of video shoot which took place in Yonkers, NY in early March here

Funeral For A Friend have announced they are going to perform their debut album, 'Casually Dressed & Deep In Conversation', in full at two UK shows, which are to commemorate the upcoming departure of guitarist Darran Smith more

Ryan Adams, making good on his "about two weeks" promise, has released Orion, aka his "most legit METAL record," that's not really a metal album at all, but just "really really fast country with screaming and crap." Of course, however, there is a catch. more

Against Me! has recruited multi-instrumentalist Franz Nicolay (The Hold Steady, World/Inferno Friendship Society) as touring member beginning with their upcoming European tour. more

Aaron Stern (ex-Matchbook Romance) will be playing drums for Craig Owens' new project more

AC/DC extended an invitation to Krokus as their special guest for their sold out concert at Stade De Suisse football stadium in Bern, Switzerland. In 1981 Krokus played as special guest of AC/DC during their USA tour.. more

The annual European Never Say Die! Tour will take place this fall and is set to include Parkway Drive, Comeback Kid, Bleeding Through, Emmure, War From A Harlots Mouth, Your Demise, and We Came As Romans. dates

Former Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord will perform in Nidarosdomen Cathedral in Trondheim, Norway together with the The Lord Chamber Orchestra. Lord will be joined by Martin Axenrot and Martin Mendez of Opeth more

Vampire Weekend have announced details of an upcoming summer tour of North America in support of their second album, 'Contra'. more

On May 24th, Poison singer Bret Michaels will reportedly be a guest on Live With Regis And Kelly more

Meshuggah guitarist Fredrik Thordendal recently began recording material for his second album (the first as Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects in 1997). The effort will likely be available later this year. more

Fewer than 2 percent of mobile users in the United States and western Europe used their phone to download music in the first quarter, showing the uphill task facing Apple iTunes challengers like Nokia. more -

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