Guitar Hero Killed- Disturbed's Music As A Weapon Tour Postponed- Red on Top- Gary Moore Inspired Metallica Classic- New Stevie Nicks Coming- Europe DVD- more

02/10/2011
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The Day in Rock Digest for 2/10/11: Activision confirms that Guitar Hero is no more, writing, "due to continued declines in the music genre, the company will disband Activision Publishing's Guitar Hero business unit and discontinue development on its Guitar Hero game for 2011." more

Blabbermouth reported early this morning that Disturbed has been forced to bow out of the last four shows on the first leg of the "Music As A Weapon V" tour, canceling appearances in San Antonio , Texas on Wednesday night (February 9); McAllen, Texas on Thursday (February 10); Lubbock, Texas on Saturday (February 12); and Tulsa, Oklahoma on Monday (February 14). more

Red's new album Until We Have Faces debuted in the No. 2 spot on the Billboard Top 200 chart this week. They actually claimed the No. 1 spot of the Hits Double Daily sales chart here

Metallica's Kirk Hammet tells Rolling Stone that Gary Moore's "influence is strong to the point that the opening lick of the guitar solo of 'Master of Puppets' is a variation of a lick that Gary Moore played a lot. I remember the first time hearing his blues album and just getting totally blown away – not only by the playing but by the sound of it too, his tone." more

Culture Brats interviewed David Beadle, the bassist for The Naked And Famous, about the band, music videos, musical influences, conquering America, Nine Inch Nails, Naked & Famous jeans, Andrew W.K., life on the road, and rock star moments. Check it out here

According to Steve Green from the Las Vegas Sun, a Las Vegas company co-owned by Leon Hendrix, brother of rock icon Jimi Hendrix, has scored a legal victory in trademark litigation with the company that licenses Hendrix music and trademarks. more

Due to an overwhelming demand, Bonded By Blood's May 28th show with Sepultura, Nevermore, Hate, Keep Of Kalessin and Neuraxis in Calgary, AB, Canada has been moved to the MacEwan Ballroom. Capable of holding a higher capacity crowd, the MacEwan Ballroom will allow for bigger pits.

Stevie Nicks is to release her first solo album in a decade.Titled In Your Dreams, it was co-produced by Glen Ballard and Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics. more

Duff Mckagan's Loaded will guest on US syndicated radio show Rockline on Monday, April 18th. more

Europe are set to film the entirety of their London o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire concert on Saturday February 19th. The concert will be released on DVD and Blu-ray in October 2011, and will also include a bonus live CD.

OFF! (featuring Keith Morris of Black Flag notoriety) will be hitting the road with Trash Talk for two weeks in late-March and early-April. more

For Today and For All Eternity will be touring Australia this spring. more

On this day in 1967, The Beatles recorded the orchestral build-up for the middle and end of “A Day in the Life.” At The Beatles' request, the orchestra members arrived in full evening dress, along with novelty items. One violinist wore a red clown's nose, while another wore a fake gorilla's paw on his bow hand. Others wore funny hats and other assorted novelties

On this day in 1975, Dave Alexander, the original bassist for The Stooges, died from pneumonia at the age of 28. He was fired from the band in August 1970 after showing up at a gig too drunk to play.

Find out what else happened on this date in music history here

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