Aerosmith Feuding- Motley Sued- Behemoth Singer Leaves Hospital- Cold War Kids Leak- Mongoloids Split?- Foo Fighters Movie- Corey Taylor Book Delayed- more

01/20/2011
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The Day in Rock Digest for 1/20/11: Jam! reports that Aerosmith star Steven Tyler insists news the band is getting together this weekend to record new material doesn't mean things are harmonious in the group - he's still not speaking with guitarist Joe Perry, who he expects to be a no show at the sessions. more

Motley Crue have been hit with a copyright infringement lawsuit after the photo from the band's 'Too Fast For Love' album cover was used on merchandise. The band and bosses at tour giant Live Nation are being sued by Ron Toma, who claims he owns the rights to the photograph, which was taken by Michael Pinter in 1981 and shows a close-up of a man wearing a belt and leather trousers. more

Behemoth main man Nergal has exited the hematology division of Uniwersyteckie Centrum Kliniczne (UCK) in Gdansk on Monday, January 17th, some 4 weeks after he underwent a bone marrow transplant procedure. more

The new album from Cold War Kids is arriving on January 24, but we've got a few days' jump on the release with a full album stream. Listen to Mine Is Yours here

In a message purported to be from their drummer, Shane, three members have quit The Mongoloids mid-tour. Lambgoat report that they are yet to find confirmation, but the band issued a Twitter update stating, "Sad to say we will be unable to finish out the last few shows on our tour with Hundredth, Casey Jones, and Death Before Dishonor. Please forgive us." more

A Foo Fighters documentary has been announced for release later in 2011. Spitfire Pictures and Academy Award winner James Moll will produce the documentary, which will 'chronicle the entire history of the Foo Fighters more

The annual New Orleans Jazz & Music Heritage Festival announced its 2011 line-up with a diverse slate of headliners that includes Arcade Fire, Sonny Rollins, Kid Rock, Wilco, Willie Nelson, Bon Jovi, Ms. Lauryn Hill, John Mellencamp, the Strokes, Jimmy Buffett, John Legend & the Roots and Robert Plant more

Slipknot/Stone Sour vocalist Corey Taylor's forthcoming book, "Seven Deadly Sins - Settling The Argument Between Born Bad And Damaged Good", which was originally scheduled for release in March via Da Capo Press, has been pushed back to July so that Corey can do a proper book tour in support of its release. more

Bob Dylan reportedly has signed a six-book deal with Simon & Schuster, according to Crain's New York Business. The deal will include two sequels to his 2004 book, Chronicles: Volume One more

Fates Warning's Jim Matheos and John Arch are currently working together on a new full-length album that will be released in late spring/early summer via Metal Blade Records. The new band, called Arch/Matheos, began tracking the drums on January 12th and will continue to record through mid February with both John Arch and Jim Matheos producing the album. more

Gamma Ray's previously announced North American mini-tour In support of their 10th studio album To The Metal!, begins next week. These will be the only dates the band play in North America all year more

Set Your Goals, MC Lars, Abandon All Ships, Foxy Shazam added to Warped Tour more

iTunes has just added a new live set from The Hold Steady to their webstore. The set was recorded in SoHo and is 8 tracks long more

Torche has confirmed the addition of guitar player Andrew Elstner to their line-up. Elstner has done time in Tilts and Riddle of Steel. more

Foundation has announced the title and release date for their new album. The record is titled When The Smoke Clears and is due out April 19, 2011. more

The Wonder Years, Man Overboard, and Handguns have lined up a brief March tour more

Interpol has announced a series of new tour dates from April 13 in Reno, NV to May 4 in Raleigh, NC. more

In a slow sales week, Cage The Elephant's sophomore release, Thank You Happy Birthday, debuts at #2 with over 38,000 sold. more

Black Anvil has announced a run of North American tour dates with Sweden's Marduk in late-May. The brief tour will kickoff in Montreal, Quebec and also include Aura Noir, Panzerfaust, and HOD. more

The Vines are set to release their fifth album in April, according to Australian radio station Triple J. more

On this day in 1965, American disc-jockey Alan Freed died from uraemia at the age of 42. Freed called himself the "father of rock and roll", and appeared in movies such as Rock Around The Clock and Don't Knock the Rock. His career was destroyed by the payola scandal that hit the broadcasting industry in the early 1960s.

On this day in 1972, on the first date of a UK tour, Pink Floyd premiered their new album Dark Side Of The Moon at The Dome, Brighton, England.

On this day in 2002, George Harrison had the posthumous U.K. #1 single with the re-release of the 1971 former #1 “My Sweet Lord.” Harrison's single replaced Aaliyah's '”More Than A Woman,” the only time in chart history that one deceased artist had taken over from another at #1.

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