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11/23/2010
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The Day in Rock Digest for 11/23/10: With the holiday coming up, it's a bit of a slow news day but a reader did send over a tip on a fun article about who should replace Scott Weiland in Velvet Revolver. The Chinese Democracy blog have come up with an interesting suggestion for a new singer for Velvet Revolver. Get this: Lindsay Lohan. If you care to read their reasoning, go here

To continue the goofiness: Gene Simmons wants Simon Cowell's job - he's convinced he would make a better judge on the TV mogul's reality singing contests because he has real experience in the music industry. more.

Haste The Day will disband following one final tour this winter. Formed in 2001, the band has released five albums with Solid State Records. The official word from the band is here

Weeks before the 30th anniversary of his assassination outside the Dakota in New York City on December 8, 1980, the album that John Lennon signed for Mark David Chapman hours before he killed the former Beatle is going back on sale for $850,000. more

The Chariot has announced a small batch of U.K. tour dates set to take place in March. Support on the tour will come from Mychildren Mybride. more

Chimaira has announced the departure of bass player Jim Lamarca. The group announced that "Emil Werstler [of Daath] will be handling the bass duties for the rest of the year, and we'll see you on the road!" more

Shawn"Clown" Crahan of Slipknot has a new group The Black Dots Of Death which have just launched their official web site TheBlackDotsOfDeath.com which features their first single "Let's Get F**ked Up". more

Ryan Adams & The Cardinals have announced that Dec. 14 will be the drop date for their double length album "III/IV." more

Despised Icon, who announced in April that they were splitting up after an eight-year run, advise fans: "The original Despised Icon lineup (2002-2006) will make its appearance and play a few songs from the first two albums! We're also happy to announce that our brothers in Ion Dissonance and Beneath The Massacre will be supporting their new records for the first time at home and Abacabb will also be playing one of their last shows ever with us. Our homies in The Acacia Strain, Oceano and Mychildren Mybride will also be part of the event." more

Boxingwater have announced two reunion shows this weekend. more

Look What I Did have recently begun writing a new extended-play concept record. This new offering will be entitled Zanzibar III: Analog Prison. This unique release will never be sold on a digital format more

Ozzy Osbourne will play five concerts in Brazil at the end of March/early April. more

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds plan to release new album in 2011 Although frontman Nick Cave admits: 'I haven't written anything yet' more

Drummer Dimitri "Dimman" Jungi of Spazmosity was recently involved in a motorcycle accident. As a result, all of the band's remaining concerts in 2010 have been canceled. more

Circa Survive are back with a brand new EP, Appendage, out Nov. 30. Hear the song "Stare Like You'll Stay" at Spin.com

Former "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell says he's happy that Steven Tyler will take his place. more

Asbestos Records is currently auctioning off four copies of rare Bomb The Music Industry! and Arrogant Sons Of Bitches records on eBay. The pressings were meant to be exclusive to The Fest 9, in Gainesville, Florida this past Halloween, but a few copies went unsold. more

A year after breaking up, Salt The Wound has reformed and will be releasing a new album in March 2011 on Rotten Records (Acid Bath, DRI, Goatwhore). more

Last and least: Vince Neil finishes dead last on Skating With The Stars premiere. He managed to stay on his feet in his performance - but only managed to come last in the judges' grades, with just 28 out of 60. See it here

On this day in 1975, Queen started a nine-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with "Bohemian Rhapsody." The promotional video that accompanied the song is generally acknowledged as being the first pop video and only cost 5,000 to produce. When the band wanted to release the single various record executives suggested to them that, at 5 minutes and 55 seconds, it was too long and would never be a hit. Find out what else happened on this date in music history here -

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