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02/24/2011
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The Day in Rock Digest for 2/24/11: Phil Vane, the founding co-vocalist of Extreme Noise Terror, reportedly passed away last Thursday (February 17) at the age of 46. Although no official cause of death has yet been released, it is rumored that he died in his sleep. more

Guns N' Roses guitarist Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal has released his second song in a series of singles being released digitally this year, a guitar-driven cover of The Beatles' 'Strawberry Fields Forever'. more

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl dedicated his NME Godlike Genius Award to his late Nirvana bandmate Kurt Cobain in London on Wednesday night. more

U2 will headline this year’s Glastonbury festival after having to pull out at short notice last year following singer Bono’s back problems more

The All-American Rejects have reportedly spent much of 2010 writing new material and announced this week they are ready to hit the studio to record their fourth studio album. more

Children of Bodom keyboardist Janne Wirman says he was disappointed with the turnout at some shows they played in support of Black Label Society recently. more

The futuristic costume worn by Ozzy Osbourne in his Best Buy Super Bowl commercial, co-starring Justin Bieber, is being auctioned online more

Seether announced tour dates last week in support of their upcoming album ‘Holding on to Strings Better Left to Fray‘ which is due out on May 24th. more

Black Sabbath/Heaven & Hell guitarist Tony Iommi will be making an appearance on the BBC’s The One Show this Friday, February 25th at 7PM as part of an interview about the band Queen. more

Betrayal, The World We Knew, Stand United, and A Sight For Sewn Eyes have lined up an April run in Eastern Canada. more

'DeEvolution,' the upcoming debut full-length from Cynthesis, is set for worldwide release via Sensory Records on April 19th more

Oh, Sleeper has announced the amicable departure of bass player Lucas Starr, who has subsequently been replaced by Nate Grady. more

Liberty N' Justice are teaming up with Roxx Records for a very special strictly Limited Edition pressing of their recently released 'Chasing A Cure EP' more

Leaves' Eyes will release its new album, "Meredead", on April 22 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Release dates for other territories will be announced soon. more

Straight Line Stitch's forthcoming full length album, titled 'Laughing in the Rearview,' is set for release on March 22 through eOne Music more

Deeds of Flesh will start recording sessions for their 9th studio release "Portal to Canaan" in May/June 2011. more

The Black Keys have announced a new summer tour that will launch on June 27 in Vancouver and wrap up on July 13 in Buffalo. more

Pat McGee is preparing to release his latest solo album, No Wrong Way To Make It Right, on March 1st. The album will be sold at all of McGee's shows prior to the release. more

A mosaic of Jimi Hendrix made from more than 5,000 different coloured guitar plectrums is to go on show more

Cinderella has scheduled a run of 25th-anniversary tour dates more

The Embodied have entered Sonic Train studios in Varberg, Sweden with producer Andy La Rocque (King Diamond guitarist) to record their self-titled debut album. more

On this day in 1957, Buddy Holly recorded a new version of “That’ll Be the Day,” the title being taken from a phrase used by John Wayne in the film The Searchers.

On this day in 1969, The Jimi Hendrix Experience played their last ever-British performance when they appeared at the Royal Albert Hall.

1976, The Eagles Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 became the first album to be certified platinum by the R.I.A.A. New certifications represented sales of 1 million copies for albums and two million for singles. Find out what else happened on this date in music history here

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