Motley Crue, Poison, New York Dolls Summer Tour- Rock Grammy Winners- New Angels and Airwaves Release Delayed- Rescue Silverstein- Rex Brown Fired?- more

02/14/2011
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The Day in Rock Digest for 2/14/11: Vulgar Display Of Blog have posted an article confirming that Motley Crue will tour the US and Canada with Poison and the New York Dolls. The blog has posted an album release sheet reportedly from Fontana North Distribution which reveals that Motley Crue, Poison and New York Dolls will tour Canada in the summer of 2011. more

Speaking of the New York Dolls, Framus sent over word that Earl Slick, best known for his spectacular guitar work on David Bowie's albums 'David Live' (1974), 'Young Americans' (1975) and 'Station To Station' (1976), has officially joined the New York Dolls as their new guitarist on their forthcoming UK tour dates. more

Grammy recap: Iron Maiden's "The Final Frontier" took home the Best Metal Performance Grammy (not aired, despite the fact that metal outsells Rap and R&B).

The Black Keys' "Tighten Up" won Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals and their album, "Brothers" won Best Alternative Music Album.

Paul McCartney's "Helter Skelter" won Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance.

Muse's "The Resistance" won Best Rock Album

Arcade Fire's "The Suburbs" won the big honor of the night, the Album of the Year Award

Them Crooked Vultures' "New Fang" won Best Hard Rock Performance.

Jeff Beck's "Hammerhead" won Best Rock Instrumental Performance.

And the Grammy for the best modern pop recording without the use of auto-tune went to: Doesn't exist but if it did, would anyone qualify in 2011??? Maybe something the record co suits might think about the next time they ponder why their sales are down.

Love II from Angels and Airwaves, the double-album and accompanying feature-film were to be released this coming Tuesday (Valentine's Day). However, Tom Delonge stated at a recent Q&A that it has been pushed back to the fall. Find out why here.

Arms Of The Sun have parted ways with bassist Rex Brown (Down, ex-Pantera). An official statement from singer Lance Harvill reads as follows: "We have had a situation where we could never see eye to eye concerning the business and creative sides of the band. I love Rex as a friend but if I say it's red he sees it as blue. It doesn't make either of us right or wrong but the songs were written long before Rex ever joined this band, so not getting to make executive decisions over certain creative aspects of the band created a problem for me." more

Decrepit Birth will miss shows booked from February 21st through March 6th.Thier drummer Samus has been forced into legal obligations which are preventing him from leaving his home state of New Jersey until early March. more

Danko Jones has announced a new round of U.S. tour dates in February and March. more

Revis will officially end their hiatus after 8 years to the day they released their debut album 'Places For Breathing,' when they release their brand new album 'Do I Have To Beg?' on May 20th. more

According to Metalriot.com, Mayhem have parted ways with guitarist Silmaeth (ex-Vorkreist) and have replaced him with Teloch (Nidingr, God Seed, Ov Hell). more

Silverstein have announced the title and release date of their upcoming full length. Rescue will be out on April 26 through Hopeless Records. more

Life In Your Way is back after disbanding in 2008. The band is currently writing new music which will be collectively titled "Kingdoms." Expect to see a release in 2011. more

Synkronizity, the new project led by former Atheist/Cynic bassist Tony Choy, has completed work on its debut album for a May release. more

For Today will reportedly be touring with Motionless In White, As Blood Runs Black, and For The Fallen Dreams in April more

Shotgun Jimmie has announced that he will be releasing his third album, Transistor Sister on March 8 through You've Changed Records.more

Oh, Sleeper and The Chariot will be touring Australia in April more

On this day in 1986, Frank Zappa appeared on an episode of the television series Miami Vice. Zappa portrayed a crime boss named 'Mr. Frankie.'

On this day in 2005, Kerrang! magazine announced the results of its readers' poll for the best British rock albums ever. The Top 10 were: #1, Black Sabbath's Black Sabbath; #2, Iron Maiden's Number Of The Beast; #3 Sex Pistols' Never Mind the Bollocks; #4, Led Zeppelin's IV; #5, Black Sabbath's Paranoid; #6, Muse's Absolution; #7, The Clash's London Calling; #8, Queen's Sheer Heart Attack; #9, Iron Maiden's Iron Maiden and #10, Manic Street Preachers' The Holy Bible. Find out what else happened on this date in music history here

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