Funeral Pyre Singer Joins Early Graves- Bret Michaels Cruise Troubles- Ryan Adams Returns- Mick Jagger's Super Heavy Video- The Bled Break Up- Anathema Unplugged- more

08/12/2011
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(LG) The Funeral Pyre frontman John Strachan has revealed via a blog post that he's now joined Early Graves on vocals. Strachan replaces Early Graves singer Makh Daniels, who was killed in a van crash last summer. more

(Billboard) Ryan Adams will release a new full-length, "Ashes & Fire," on Oct. 11. The album features guest spots by Norah Jones and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench. more

(BW&BK) According to Thewrap.com, Poison frontman Bret Michaels filed suit against Shoreline Tours on Monday, alleging that the cruise-ship company participated in "a fraudulent scheme" intended to get Michaels to drastically drop his agreed-upon fee for two performances on one of its cruises. more

The music video for Super Heavy's song "Miracle Worker" premieres today on VEVO.com. Super Heavy is a rock supergroup consisting of Mick Jagger, Dave Stewart, Joss Stone, Damian Marley, and A. R. Rahman. Check it out here (sorry there was no direct link at the time of publishing).

(CR) Anathema are headlining a special night in London on Friday, September 30. Anathema will be doing an acoustic set more

(LG) Atheist has cancelled the European tour they had planned to embark upon this month. The band has issued the following explanation: "Unfortunately, Atheist drummer Steve Flynn was forced to remain in the U.S. for an unavoidable personal commitment." more

(The 1st Five) Seemingly out of the blue, metalcore quintet The Bled have announced that they are breaking up. A tweet from the band confirmed rumors of the breakup more

(The 1st Five) Banner Pilot have announced their new album Heart Beats Pacific will be released on October 25th. more

(MU) Katatonia are forced to cancel their September 9th appearance at the Unirock Festival in Istanbul, Turkey. "Due to a conflict with the festival's promoter who were not able to fulfil their contractual obligations, our agent and management decided to pull out as we can't afford to risk financial loss." more

(PNO) Angels and Airwaves have unveiled yet another music video from their album LOVE. "Epic Holiday" is the fourth and final extended story of characters that make brief appearances in the feature film LOVE. more

On this day in 1968, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham played together for the first time when they rehearsed in a small basement room on Gerrard Street just south of London's Soho district. The first song they played was a version of "Train Kept A-Rollin'."

On this day in 1972, Alice Cooper was at #1 on the U.K. singles chart with "School's Out."

On this day in 1977, Henry Padovani, guitarist with The Police, quit the group after nine months. The band replaced him with Andy Summers, who had previously played with Eric Burdon and the New Animals and Zoot Money's Big Roll Band.

On this day in 1989, The two-day Moscow Music Peace Festival was held at The Lenin Stadium in Moscow, Russia. Western Acts who appeared included Mφtley Crόe, Ozzy Osbourne, Bon Jovi, Skid Row and Scorpions. This was the first time that an audience had been allowed to stand up and dance at a stadium rock concert in the Soviet Union. Previous to this, all concerts had to be seated. Find out what else happened on this date in music history here

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