Black Label Society Shakeup- RIP Red Dog (Allman Brothers Band)- Queen Still Rocks- Jani Lane Cancels Tour- Bobbing for Queensryche- Paul McCartney Ballet- more

02/25/2011
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The Day in Rock Digest for 2/25/11: Zakk Wylde's Black Label Society drummer Will Hunt has left the band with immediate effect. He'll be replaced by Johnny Kelly of Type O Negative more

Joseph "Red Dog" Campbell, the beloved longtime roadie for the Allman Brothers Band, died of cancer on February 21, 2011. He was 68. In the 2000 film Almost Famous, the roadie for the film's fictional band, Stillwater was named Red Dog in honor of Campbell more

Anthrax singer Joey Belladonna reports the band have completed three songs for their next album more

Queen's classic "We Will Rock You" is still the most-played song at sporting events, according to a new survey from BMI, the royalty-distribution service. more

According to a posting on the Everything Jani Lane page, former Warrant singer Jani Lane has canceled all of his previously announced solo tour dates. The message continues, "I do not wish to elaborate, but I do ask for your prayers and thoughts to be with Jani and his family at this time." more No reason was given for the concert cancellations, however some speculate that Jani Lane has started drinking again (based on an anonymous email sent to Metal Sludge) more

Paul McCartney is to write his first original orchestral score for a ballet performance. The former Beatle is collaborating with the New York City Ballet company (NYCB) on Ocean's Kingdom. more

Queensryche singer Geoff Tate says the band are continuing with the tradition of calling their current recording project "Bob" until they come up with a real title. more

The first-annual Welcome To Rockville festival has been announced for Jacksonville, FL, headlined by Godsmack, Seether, Stone Sour, Theory Of A Deadman, Puddle Of Mudd, Skillet, Halestorm, Rev Theory, My Darkest Days more

The Menzingers, Black Square, Bad Rabbits, Mojo Morgan, Blood On The Dance Floor have been added to the Warped Tour. more

Zoroaster will head out on the road at the end of the month without bass player and founding member Brent Anderson. "We've had a lot of personal stuff going on and the future of Brent and Zoroaster is up to him," drummer Dan Scanlan told Creative Loafing more

Jucifer and Sourvein will team up for a brief tour in early-March more

Voivod are to release a live album in the spring. Titled Warriors Of Ice, the experimental Canadian metallers recorded this in Montreal during December 2009 more

Novembers Doom has finished recording its eighth full-length album, "Aphotic", for a May 10 release via The End Records. The CD features special guests on several tracks: Anneke Van Giersbergen (Agua De Annique, The Gathering) and more

Steel Panther have revealed that they are getting closer to finishing the follow-up to 'Feel The Steel'. more

Gama Bomb has scheduled a May tour of the UK. more

On this day in 1963, the first Beatles single, "Please Please Me," was released in the U.S. on the Vee-Jay label.

On this day in 1984, Van Halen's "Jump" started a five-week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart. The track was a #7 hit in the U.K.

On this day in 1985, U2 began their first full North American arena tour, starting at the Dallas Reunion Arena. Find out what else happened on this date in music history here

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