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Vince Neil Accused of Assaulting Woman- New Van Halen Coming- Dio Memoirs- Big Country Reunite- Anselmo Comments on Pantera Reunion- Alice in Chains- more

09/09/2010
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The Day in Rock Digest for 9/9/10: Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil is in more water in Las Vegas. He was recently arrested for a DUI and now he is being investigated for allegedly assaulting a woman in an elevator at the Hilton Resort. Jam! reports: The alleged victim, who has asked to remain nameless, claims the Motley Crue singer lashed out unprovoked at her when she found herself in the wrong elevator as she headed back to her suite at the hotel on Sunday night. more

A Van Halen fan had a chance encounter with David Lee Roth this past weekend at the the 145th annual Scottish Gathering & Games in Pleasanton, California. The fan details the encounter for the Van Halen News Desk which includes this passage: "I then asked him if he was still with VH and if they were doing anything more. He gave me a knowing smile and said, 'You'll be hearing from us in the next 7-8 months'. He seemed very sincere… almost like it was a promise. " Read the full account here

Wendy Dio is shopping Ronnie James Dio's memoirs with the help of an agent. Apparently, he had completed most of his memoirs before his death. "I'm just going to finish the end parts of it," Wendy said. "It's actually [intended as] a three-book deal – the memoirs of Ronnie, a book of illustrated lyrics, and a photo book." more

There can be no Pantera without Dimebag. "I would not want to tarnish the Pantera name," Frontman Phil Anselmo tells Billboard. "Vinnie himself said a long time ago that if you take any one of us out of the equation and it's just not Pantera anymore, so I guess I'm just gonna stick to that. And as far as Vinnie and I go, there's a big bridge that both of us would have to cross, and that's an entire subject on its own, before we could even consider making music together." more

"I most certainly hope so," Anselmo tells Billboard.com. "I guess we have to wait 'til 2012, but I've got my fingers crossed. I think if you ask your average Pantera fan what their favorite Pantera record would be, and nine times out of 10 it's 'Vulgar,' so it would certainly make sense."

Big Country are about to reunite. Classic Rock reports that they will play four shows at the start of next year, with more being considered. more

Alice in Chains singer and guitarist William DuVall tells Billboard.com he can't imagine that there won't be another album. "It would be fairly safe to say that you don't come this far and do all this work just to stop for another 15 years," says DuVall, who joined the band for its 2006 resurrection. more
Jon Schaffer has announced an eclectic, fan-favorite set list for Iced Earth's upcoming limited-engagement U.S. tour. "I wanted to give fans something really special," Schaffer said. "So I put together songs that include some we've rarely played live before, and at least one that reaches back to our first album. Even long-time fans of Iced Earth are going to be surprised." more

Two Cow Garage will release a limited edition EP on September 10th. The A-Side can be found on the full length record, "Sweet Saint Me", due out by the end of October. more

Beatallica, who have made a name for themselves by combining The Beatles with Metallica, say that they are hated by more Metallica fans than they are by the Beatles fans more

Dark Funeral continues to lose members as the group has now parted ways with drummer Nils Fjellstrom. more

Blind Guardian has announced the North American portion of their "Sacred Worlds And Songs Divine 2010 World Tour." The trek will feature support acts Holy Grail and Seven Kingdoms. more

On this date in 1956, Elvis Presley made his first appearance on The Ed Sullivan show, performing "Don't Be Cruel," "Love Me Tender" and "Ready Teddy" from the CBS TV Studios in Los Angeles. Find out what else happened on this date in music history here -

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