Guns N' Paramore- Punker Vs Barbie- Dream Theater Hit The Studio- MGMT Sessions- Rare Johnny Cash- Of Mice & Men Reunion- Rundgren's Utopia- Glassjaw EP- more

01/04/2011
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The Day in Rock Digest for 1/4/11: Billboard reports that Paramore has locked in two replacements for its upcoming South American tour. Former Tait guitarist (and brother of Paramore's Taylor York) Justin York, will take over for Josh Farro during the run, while veteran drummer Josh Freese (Guns N' Roses, Nine Inch Nails, the Vandals, A Perfect Circle) will replace Zac Farro. more

Hollywood Reporter had this fun bit of news: Patricia Day, lead singer of HorrorPops, claims that a doll in Mattel's "Hard Rock Barbie" collection, released last spring, appropriated her likeness: "Long black hair, retro tattoos, red fingernails, fishnets and a decorated bass fiddle (to) give this doll true rockabilly style." more

Dream Theater have officially entered the studio to begin work on their first album without drummer and founding member Mike Portnoy. The band's guitarist, John Petrucci, writes on his Twitter profile, "First day in studio [and] the dawn of a new era for Dream Theater. Can't wait to get the music flowing." more

Lambgoat reports that Whitechapel have replaced drummer Kevin Lane with Ben Harclerode of Knights Of The Abyss. more

Chuck Berry, who fell ill with exhaustion and was escorted from stage during a Chicago concert this weekend, has returned home to suburban St. Louis, a close friend of the rock-and-roll legend said Monday. more

'Bootlegs 2: From Memphis to Hollywood' is a two-CD set and will feature 11 demos and seven outtakes from the late singer Johnny Cash's time at Sun records more

While in Asheville this past October MGMT stopped by the Echo Moutain Studio to record a Daytrotter session. The band performed songs off their latest release, Congratulations. List of songs are: "Song for Dan Treacy," "I Found A Whistle," and "It's Working." Along with a cover of The Cleaners of Venus' "Only a Shadow." Check out the session here

Continuing to pioneer the no-fanfare marketing strategy, Glassjaw have digitally released an EP entitled Our Color Green (The Singles). more

Lambgoat reports that Of Mice & Men has been rejoined by former frontman Austin Carlile. As you may recall, Carlile was kicked out of the group less than a year ago. To make room for Carlile, the group has fired current (and ex-Sky Eats Airplane) vocalist Jerry Roush. Read what Roush had to say here

The reunited classic "Animosity" lineup of Corrosion Of Conformity - Mike Dean (bass, vocals), Woody Weatherman (guitar) and Reed Mullin (drums) - have announce European tour dates this spring. more

Funeral For A Friend has posted a new trailer online to promote its forthcoming live DVD release. The new DVD was filmed at the band's July 23rd, 2010 performance O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire in London. more

Emery have announced via twitter that their new album will be titled We Do What We Want and is due out on March 22, 2011. more

As We Fight has entered Dead Rat Studio in Århus, Denmark with original singer Laurits Medom, who has rejoined the band after a three-year absence. more

Matterhorn, featuring members of The Great Redneck Hope, kicked off a two-week tour yesterday in Salt Lake City, Utah. more

Todd Rundgren has reformed Utopia, to play a show in New York on January 29. This will be the 1974 line-up, which recorded the band's celebrated debut album, Todd Rundgren's Utopia. more

Entertainment Weekly reports that Bono and The Edge will be in the theater for all remaining preview performances of Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, more

2011 has already witnessed its first musical casualty as Forensics have decided to call it a day. more

On this day in 1986, Irish singer, songwriter and bassist Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy died of heart failure and pneumonia after being in a coma for eight days following a drug overdose. Find out what else happened on this date in music history here

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