Punk Star Facing Charges For Overdose- Foo Fighters and Motorhead Tour- Scott Weiland- Eddie Vedder Solo Jam- Bon Jovi Vs Steve Jobs- Alice Cooper Box- more

03/15/2011
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The Day in Rock Digest for 03/15/11: Jam! reports that former Social Distortion drummer Casey Royer was admitted to a hospital in Orange County, California last week after allegedly collapsing while watching TV with his 12-year-old boy. On Monday he was charged with child endangerment and being under the influence of heroin. more

Foo Fighters and Motorhead will hit the road together this spring for a series of US tour dates. So far, only five dates have been announced. They are listed here

Stone Temple Pilots/ex-Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland's long-awaited autobiography, "Not Dead & Not For Sale", will be released on May 17 via the Simon & Schuster imprint Scribner. more

Have a listen to "Longing To Belong," the first single from Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder's forthcoming solo album, due out this June here.

Jon Bon Jovi has taken aim at Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, accusing him of "killing" the music industry with iTunes. He says "Steve Jobs is personally responsible for killing the music business." Find out why here

Jane's Addiction, Elvis Costello and Grateful Dead spin-off bands Furthur and Rhythm Devils will headline this year's 16th annual Gathering of the Vibes Festival, which will take place July 21-24 in Bridgeport, CT. more

The original Alice Cooper Band is to release a box set in June. This will contain four CDs from the period 1964-1974, a DVD, a seven inch vinyl single, a bootleg vinyl album more

Oh, Sleeper has lined up a handful of tour dates with Like Moths To Flames and We Are Defiance. more

Polar Bear Club will enter the studio this week to begin tracking their third full-length album. Recording will take place with Brian McTernan (Hot Water Music, Cave In, Bane) and a summer release via Bridge Nine Records is expected. more

Devin Townsend plans to release a new live concert DVD as well as a new boxset. more

Tommy Rogers, lead vocalist, keyboardist and founding member of Between The Buried And Me, has announced special U.S. tour dates in support of his just-released solo album, "Pulse". more

Kvohst, vocalist of Code, has left the band. Code guitarist Aort has posted the following statement online, announcing the departure."With regret, I would like to announce that Kvohst has left Code in order to concentrate on his own music with Hexvessel and vocals with Dodheimsgard. I, of course, wish him all the best for the future and extend my thanks for 10 years of pleasurable and productive work together." more

Foreigner are to release a live DVD/Blu-Ray on April 18. It’s to be titled Rockin’ At The Ryman, and was filmed at the Ryman Theatre in Nashville during March last year. more

Parkway Drive has revealed the dates for its upcoming headline tour of Europe more

Nemesea has parted ways with drummer Steven Bouma and has replaced him with Frank Van Der Star. more

The Darkness — Justin Hawkins, Dan Hawkins, Frankie Poullain and Ed Graham — will be locked in an East Anglian studio working on tracks that will in time become the band's third album. more

On this day in 1955, Elvis Presley signed a management contract with “Colonel” Tom Parker, who had previously managed country stars Eddy Arnold and Hank Snow, and also the Great Parker Pony Circus with one of the acts being a troupe of dancing chickens.

On this day in 1975, Led Zeppelin topped the U.K. chart with their double album Physical Graffiti, the first LP on the band’s own Swan Song label. The album spends six weeks at #1 on the U.S. chart.

On this day in 2004, former Crazy Town guitarist, 35-year-old Rust Epique dies from an apparent heart attack at his home in Las Vegas. Crazy Town had a 1999 worldwide No. 1 single, “Butterfly.” Find out what else happened on this date in music history here

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