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01/27/2011
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The Day in Rock Digest for 1/27/11: Metal Rage had this update: Disturbed and Godsmack will top the bill on this summer's Mayhem Festival tour, which is expected to kick off sometime in July. Also scheduled to appear are Megadeth, Machine Head, In Flames, Suicide Silence and Unearth, among others. more

Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz will judge bands competing for the chance to play Hard Rock Calling festival, which takes place in London's Hyde Park on June 24-26. Heats are taking place in Hard Rock Cafes worldwide. more

U2's Larry Mullen Jr. and two others have reportedly been ordered to pay $480,000 in damages after claiming Brazilian concert promoter Franco Bruni failed to pay U2 for two gigs in 1998. more

Saxon is playing two side shows in Australia. One in Melbourne and one in Sydney. They will be supported by The Sword. more

Our Last Night, Attila, Vanna, Arsonists Get All The Girls, Armor For The Broken, and Across The Sun will team up for "The Young & Restless Tour" this spring. more

For the next few weeks, the largest and oldest Steve Clark tribute site SteveClarkGuitar.com will be posting exclusive video interviews with Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen, in which he answers a total of 20 questions about Steve. Every week, a new video will be posted that features 5 questions/answers, and you can check out the first installment here

Dates have been finalized for Destruction's upcoming North American tour with Destroyer 666 and Warbeast. more

White Lion vocalist Mike Tramp has set March 28, 2011 as the release date for his upcoming Mike Tramp & The Rock 'n' Roll Circuz album 'Stand Your Ground'. more

Exclaim!'s punk-themed interview/performance show, Grageland has been picked up by AUX TV, a digital music channel in Canada. more

Current Triptykon and former Hellhammer/Celtic Frost singer/guitarist Tom Gabriel Fischer is selling two unique "phallus sculptures" which were created for "display purposes only." more

Devolved will release their new full-length album, "Oblivion", on May 24 via Unique Leader Records. more

Despised Icon's very last show, which took place in Montreal at Club Soda on December 5th, 2010, is now available online. The entire set was filmed by Bande A Part and features over an hour of destruction in our hometown featuring appearances by past members and a couple of friends.

On February 8, 2011, Hopeless Records will be releasing a new Valentine's Day compilation titled Love is Hopeless. The digital-only comp. will feature acoustic, live, and never before released songs from Hopeless artist more

Video footage of Lynch Mob frontman Oni Logan falling onstage during a January 24th show in Denver, Colodaro has been posted online. The footage, filmed by YouTube user laurarocksdenver, contains the following description, "George Lynch, Mick Brown and Robbie Crane doing an AWESOME job covering for the completely wasted Oni Login as Lynch Mob performs Wicked Sensation at Cassleman's in Denver". Check it out here.

On this day in 1956, Elvis Presley’s single, “Heartbreak Hotel” was released by RCA Records, which had just purchased Presley’s contract from Sun Records for $35,000. The song sold 300,000 copies in its first week and would eventually sell more than a million, becoming Elvis’ first gold record.

On this day in 1971, David Bowie arrived in the U.S. for the first time. He couldn't play live because of work permit restrictions, but attracted publicity when he wore a dress at a promotion event.

On this day in 1977, The Clash signed to CBS Records in the U.K. for £100,000. Find out what else happened on this date in music history here

Michael Brandvold is working on a article about band websites and fan clubs and would love your input, you don't need to answer every question, would be great if you did, answer whatever you can here

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