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Bret Michaels Hospitalized for Stroke- Guns N' Roses Tour Still On- Dead Weather Pearl Jam Fest- AC/DC Still On Top- Dave Matthews Band Tour- Slash on Dio- more

05/21/2010
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Bret Michaels was readmitted to the hospital this week after suffering numbness on the left side of his body, predominately his face and hands which doctors described as a Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) or warning stroke. While MRI and CT scan tests were being conducted, Michaels also received a Doppler Ultrasound of his legs and lower abdomen looking for blood clots and most importantly an Ultrasound Bubble Test of his heart was conducted which proved positive for a Patent Forum Ovale (PFO), a hole in the heart. more

Guns N' Roses tour manager Rod MacSween tells GNRDaily that the band's upcoming European Tour is not canceled: "(What, Helsinki performance cancelled?) - No, of course not. I have no idea where this comes from. The tour is happening, they begin in Bergen, Norway on May 31st and we'll see you in Helsinki on June 5th!" more

The Dead Weather are set to headline Poland's Open'er Festival. NME reports that Jack White's band will top the bill on July 4, joining fellow headliners Kasabian, Pearl Jam and Massive Attack. more

Check out the brand new video for Muse's "Neutron Star Collision (Love is Forever),"
from the upcoming Eclipse soundtrack here

MarpleTV's Channel from Germany sent over this link to an interview with Ronnie James Dio from last year which they are billing as the "last interview part 01". Check it out more

We finally have some good video clips from the "secret" Jane's Addiction show at Bardot, featuring new bassist Duff McKagan. here

Dave Matthews Band will do their annual tour this summer, but they have already warned fans that in 2011, they plan to take a much-needed break "We're excited to make this summer one of our best tours yet, and look forward to returning to the road in 2012." more

Slash says Ronnie James Dio was one of a kind. "There's not a lot of people like Ronnie," Slash tells MTV. "You start to recognize [his] amazing contribution to rock and roll, or to music, however you want to look at it. People have taken it for granted because he's so good and he's always been there. He's so consistent, he's always putting out albums, he's been in four different bands, and he's always been around. And all of a sudden, the reality of him not being there anymore really makes you recognize what an iconic and amazing individual he was." more

Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliot marked a milestone yesterday with these words: "30 years ago to the day, five young boys got on an aeroplane for the very first time and flew to America (LAX to be precise) in preparation for their first ever US show opening for Pat Travers at the Santa monica Civic (May 20th). 30 years on and three of us are still around.....but I remember it like it was yesterday. Sigh....."

Speaking of milestones, in the week in which The Who's Tommy will celebrate its 35th anniversary with a viewing at the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre, the L.A. Times interviews the Pete Townshend. Check it out here

Anvil has announced some more tour dates for their forthcoming tour of Europe. All headlining shows will see them supported by Girlschool and most shows in the United Kingdom will see Anvil supporting glam metal band Ratt. more

The front-runners on Billboard's pan-European sales charts both extend their stays at No. 1, AC/DC's "Iron Man 2" soundtrack (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment) for a fourth week on European Albums more

The Goo Goo Dolls are streaming their single on their website. Go here and click play on the player on the homepage.

Boris will be touring North America this summer. Russian Circles and Red Sparowes will participate in separate portions of the trek. more

After a triumphant tour kick-off and a gold album from their home country Germany for "Sting in the Tail", the rockers were honored anew: the Scorpions received the World Music Award at the Monte Carlo Sporting Club on May 18th, in presence of Prince Albert II of Monaco. more

Good Riddance will release a compilation of singles and rarities titled Capricorn One on July 6th. more

!!! have announced the tracklisting and release date for their new album. Released in the UK on August 23 and on August 24 in North America, 'Strange Weather, Isn't It?' is the follow-up to 2007's 'Myth Takes' and the group's first since drummer Jerry Fuchs died after falling down an elevator shaft in 2009. more

Chickenfoot's Sammy Hagar and Heart are headlining the second annual Walk 'N' Rock For Kids at Raley Field in Sacramento, CA on May 31st. more

The Showdown has announced that they will be embarking on a short headlining tour in the United States next month. more

Indie pop/rock act Lydia will be calling it a day. Upon releasing their sophomore full-length in July, the band will hit the road on a final U.S. tour. more -

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