We Came As Romans Guitarist Hospitalized- iPhone Goes Verizon- Steven Tyler Denies Idol Censorship- Another Green Day Musical?- Brand New Glassjaw Song- more

01/12/2011
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The Day in Rock Digest for 1/12/11: We Came As Romans guitar player Joshua Moore is currently in a Nebraska hospital battling bacterial meningitis, a potentially life-threatening illness.

Billboard has good news for folks who don't like dropped calls but want an iPhone (though the EVO has surpassed the Apple devise in many users eyes). Verizon Wireless announced it will begin selling Apple's iPhone, ending rival AT&T's three-year exclusive on the iconic device. Verizon will carry the existing iPhone 4, not some new iPhone model. more

In reference to a promotional clip for American Idol in which Steven Tyler comes close to saying an inappropriate word, Tyler was asked at the Television Critics Association if he will have to go on a five-second delay for the Fox show. "F---, no," he said. more

On January 1st, Glassjaw released an EP called Our Color Green, compiling 5 “new” songs the band has been playing live since during the long wait for a new album since 2002’s Worship And Tribute. We cynically figured it would be another year or two before anything more surfaced, but a brand new (truly new) track, called Gold, can be heard here

Glassjaw has also added a few new dates to its forthcoming headline tour of the United States. more

Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong feels inspired to write his own musical after enjoying the success of the band's American Idiot show on Broadway. He tells the New York Times, "I think I'd be interested in the future of really getting into writing specifically for a show, that's something I'd really love to do. more

Check out an interview with Alain Johnannes (Them Crooked Vultures, QOTSA, Eleven, Chris Cornell) on the Mark Strigl Podcast. He shares some great stories about Josh Homme, Soundgarden his solo Spark album and touring with John Paul Jones. Listen here

The Who's Roger Daltrey, former Grand Funk Railroad singer and guitarist Mark Farner, AC/DC bassist Cliff Williams, Mountain guitarist Leslie West, Free/Bad Company drummer Simon Kirke, 3 Doors Down and others will come together on Monday night January 17, 2011 in New York for a benefit concert for Farner's 21-year old son Jesse, who was seriously injured in a fall last summer. more

The Wonder Years and Fireworks will co-headline a spring tour with support from Such Gold, Make Do And Mend, and Living With Lions. more

The Strokes' new album set for 'March 22' release Leaked record label memo lists US release date more

Tim 'Ripper' Owens has revealed the dates for his forthcoming headline tour of Europe. The former Judas Priest and Iced Earth vocalist will be hitting seven cities across eastern Europe on his 'Screaming Through The East' trek. more

Drummer Michel "Away" Langevin of Voivod tells myTELUS in a new interview that the band is planning on releasing a live album and a new studio CD in 2011. In addition, the group is scheduled "to tour in Chile, USA, Europe and Russia." more

Fake Problems have launched a contest to give two people free tickets for each and every show in their upcoming tour more

Govt Mule, My Morning Jacket, the Warren Haynes Band, Michael Franti & Spearhead, The Avett Brothers, Bela Fleck and Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes are all on board for the 2011 Mountain Jam Music Festival. more

Francis Rossi has been forced to cancel his UK solo tour scheduled to run between February 1 and 8. Rossi requires urgent surgery for a hernia complaint. more

The Measure [SA] are breaking up. Over the course of 7 years, the band has released 18 records, on just as many record labels. The band recently release their final full length Notes on No Idea Records. more

The Kills to release new album 'Blood Pressures'. Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince's fourth effort will be out April 4th in the UK. more

Johan Sohlberg has left Bloodbound in order to "focus on his career and family" and has been replaced by Anders Broman more

Toxic Holocaust has just finished recording new full-length at Dexters Lab in Milford, CT which is expected to be released in late spring. more

On this day in 1974, The Steve Miller Band were at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with "The Joker," the group’s first of three #1 hits. It reached #1 on the U.K. chart when it was re-released in 1990.

On this day in 1983, Swedish percussionist with Traffic, Reebop Kwaku Baah, died from a brain hemorrhage in Stockholm, Sweden. Baah also worked with Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Ginger Baker’s Air Force, Can and The Rolling Stones. Find out what else happened on this date in music history here

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