Travis Barker Sets A Date- Slipknot Ponder New Bassist- Maroon 5 Flop- Survivor and Toto Singers Team Up- Deftones Escape Plan- Courtney Love Twit Trouble- more

01/05/2011
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The Day in Rock Digest for 1/5/11: Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker will release his guest-heavy first solo effort, "Give the Drummer Some," on Feb. 22. The album, which Barker helped produce, will feature appearances from Slipknot singer Corey Taylor, B.o.B, Slash, Snoop Dogg, Tom Morello, Lil Wayne, and Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington more

With Slipknot gigs announced for the late spring/early summer, the question remains who will play bass guitar in place of the late Paul Gray who died last year. "It's one of the things that we're talking about right now," Slipknot singer Corey Taylor told the Artisan News Service. "Whatever we do will make sense at the end of the day. He'll never be replaced, and it'll never be anything that will be Ok, basically, but when the time comes, we'll figure it out." more

In a recent interview with Billboard, Maroon 5 guitarist James Valentine expressed some frustration in the lackluster sales of the band's latest album 'Hands All Over' and says a new album may be coming sooner than was originally planned. more

Former Survivor singer Jimi Jamison has teamed up with ex-Toto vocalist Bobby Kimball. The pair are currently working on an album more

According to ThePRP, the Deftones and The Dillinger Escape Plan will head out together on tour in the spring. more

A tirade, along with others Courtney unleashed on social media platforms including MySpace and Etsy.com against Dawn Simorangkir, a fashion designer who was demanding payment for a few thousand dollars worth of clothes, form the basis of a groundbreaking lawsuit headed to court in Los Angeles on Jan. 18: the first high-profile defamation trial over a celebrity's comments on Twitter. more

Skinlab have once again parted ways with guitarist Mike Roberts. Comments Skinlab bassist/vocalist Steev Esquivel: "We've basically been contemplating our next move, having recently parted ways again with our brother Mike Roberts. more

Eden's Curse will return with its latest and third studio CD, "Trinity", on March 18 via Afm Records. Dream Theater vocalist James LaBrie. LaBrie lends his backing vocals to the entire album and also duets with Eden's Curse frontman Michael Eden on "No Holy Man", which is also set to be released by Afm Records as a digital single on February 25. more

Japan bassist Mick Karn has died of cancer after battling the illness since June last year. He was 52. more

According to the Late Night TV Page, The Damned Things - featuring Fall Out Boy's Joe Trohman and Andy Hurley, Anthrax’s Scott Ian and Rob Caggiano, and Every Time I Die’s Keith Buckley - will be guests on ABC-TV's Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Thursday, January 13th (show actually airs the morning of Friday, January 14th). more

Titus Andronicus have announced that founding bassist Ian Graetzer has left the group. more

The Steve Miller Band are to release four more albums in a special digipack format over the next couple of months. more

Cannibal Corpse are tentatively scheduled to release a new two-disc DVD set, "Global Evisceration", on March 15 via Metal Blade. more

The Allman Brothers Band have just added the final five dates to their run at the Beacon Theatre in NYC. more

Back in 1986, Slayer released their landmark album Reign In Blood that helped shape the sound of metal for decades to come. 25 years later, it's high time to give that album the credit it's due, and ESP is doing just that with the limited-edition Slayer-2011 guitar. more

Destruction will embark on a North American headlining tour in April/May with support from Australia's Destroyer 666. more

Threat Signal has officially added guitarist Chris Feener and drummer Alex Rudinger to their line-up. The pair replaces Adam Weber and Norm Killeen, respectively, who parted ways with the band last year. more

Wavves, and Best Coast have announced that, in conjunction with their upcoming co-headlining “joint” tour, they will be releasing a split 7″ exclusive to the tour. more

You thought Axl Rose was bad? Lauryn Hill showed no remorse after keeping devotees waiting for almost four hours at a recent comeback concert in New York, telling disgruntled fans she was "worth the wait". more

Lecherous Nocturne will enter Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida on May 8 to begin recording its new album, tentatively titled "Myth Manifest". more

Toronto’s own answer to Screeching Weasel, The Roman Line, have officially called it a day. more

On this day in 1973, Bruce Springsteen released his debut album Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ.

On this day in 1979, Prince made his live debut at the Capri Theatre, Minneapolis.

On this day in 2004, Kinks singer Ray Davies was shot in the leg while on holiday in New Orleans. The 59-year-old singer-songwriter was shot when running after two men who stole his girlfriend's purse at gunpoint On this day in
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