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The Day in Rock Digest for 03/01/11: According to Blabbermouth, a new Facebook post by Sandra Araya, wife of Slayer bassist/vocalist Tom Araya, gave an update on the latest health problem to dog the band: “Tom was suffering from vertigo due to extreme dehydration and lack of rest. Our doctor is in the process of getting the results on the test that were ran (major time zone difference and being the weekend has held up those results)." more

Sick Puppies are set to release Polar Opposite, on March 1, available exclusively at WalMart and all digital retailers. The eight-song release, produced by Rock Mafia, features re-imagined tracks from their smash sophomore release Tri-Polar as well as their first hit "All the Same" from their debut album. more

Parachute is preparing to release their sophomore effort, The Way It Was on April 12th. The album features the single “Something to Believe in (Jeremiah)," which debuted on radio in early February. more

Motorhead's Lemmy has played down reports he has bedded over 2,000 women, insisting he has probably had only 1,000 sexual partners. more

NOFX have just announced their first entirely Canadian tour in 15 years! The band have plotted dates from coast-to-coast, St. Johns, Newfoundland right through to Vancouver, British Columbia. more

Kataklysm will headline a three-week tour of Europe this spring with support from Krisiun. more

The 3rd Annual Bring Our Music Back Festival (B.O.M.B. Fest) has announced a diverse lineup including Weezer, Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Coheed And Cambria, Neon Trees, George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic, Against Me! more

Interpol have lost their second bassist in under a year. The departing Dave Pajo told fans via Interpolnyc.com that he has quit playing with the band to spend more time with his family. more

The editor of The 1st Five has issued a public plea: "I Want My MTV". He writes in part, "...bring back a little music. Or at least bring back MTV News as it once was. 10 to the hour every hour with an actual news story about what is happening in music. When you wonder why your video shows did poorly remember it had more to do with you refusing to show the whole video than it did kids not liking music." Read the full plea here.

Alice In Chains vocalist William DuVall - who cut his musical teeth in the '80s punk rock/hardcore scene with his former band Neon Christ - has teamed up with director Edgar Johnson to put together a documentary that shines the light on the inclusive and explosive punk scene in Atlanta, Georgia. The film, titled "All Alone Together: Neon Christ And Atlanta Hardcore", in the latter stages of production more

Live Nation Entertainment Inc., the concert promoter that merged with Ticketmaster last year, said Monday that its net loss in 2010 more than tripled as concert attendance fell and ticket sales for other events also slumped. more

Spiritual Beggars - the Swedish band featuring Arch Enemy guitarist Michael Amott and bassist Sharlee D'Angelo, along with new vocalist Apollo Papathanasio (Firewind) - will release a live CD entitled "Return To Live: Loud Park 2010" in Japan on March 16 more

The estate of the late Sky Saxon are suing two companies for unpaid royalties. It’s being claimed by the estate that, although the late Seeds leader (who died in 2009) was paid a total of $1100 for all his rights in three deals, these were unfair and should be set aside. more

Warner Bros. Records will make a series of special vinyl albums and singles available on April 16 in honor of Record Store Day. These exclusive releases include: Bad Brains: God Of Love + bonus 7" (vinyl LP + two-song 7" single); Eric Clapton: Unplugged (two-disc set on 180-gram vinyl); Deftones: Covers (vinyl LP); Fleetwood Mac: Rumours - Standard and Deluxe Editions and more

Jonathan Chunglo (Darkened Dreams, Red Tear Memory) and Antony Hämäläinen (Nightrage, Slaves For Scores, Burn Your Halo) are collaborating on a new Arizona-based progressive melodic death and black metal band called Nervosia. more

The Air I Breathe, Ten After Two, Scarlett O'Hara, Lions!Tigers!Bears!, and The Plot In You will team up for "The Artery Foundation Young Guns Tour" this spring. more

In this month's Parlour to Parlour, Michael Fortes visit's the Mission District funhouse of fpodbpod mastermind Sean Olmstead, and returns with a debut airing of a brand new song called "Annie." Check it out here

The Offspring, NOFX, Refused, Bad Religion, and Social Distortion all contribute songs to the new Punk-o-rama track pack for Tap Tap Revenge 4. more

Doogie White (Yngwie Malmsteen, Rainbow, Cornerstone, Tank) makes a guest appearance on the second studio album from Polish hard rockers Kruk, due on June 6 via Metal Mind Productions. more

Wormburner has re-entered the studio to wrap up work on their LP, which has gone unfinished since the band's breakup in September. more

Blinded Colony has changed its name to The Blinded. more

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