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03/16/2011
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The Day in Rock Digest for 03/16/11: TV On The Radio's bassist Gerard Smith has dropped out of the band's summer tour after he was diagnosed with lung cancer. more

Motley Crue singer Vince Neil and TV presenter girlfriend Alicia Jacobs have split up just as he completes house arrest for his recent drink-driving conviction. She says: "Due to the decisions Vince continues to make, it is necessary that I end our relationship of seven months." more

James Taylor has broken his leg and injured his shoulder during a ski vacation with his family in Utah. more

ZZ Top have announced a US show date with Lynyrd Skynyrd on May 19th at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee, in Bangor, Maine. more

Warning: Limp Bizkit are working on two new albums, singer Fred Durst has revealed. The band had already announced that their fifth album 'Gold Cobra' would come out later on this year. more

Paradise Lost have announced that their forthcoming show in London, at which they will perform their album, 'Draconian Times' in its entirety, will be filmed for a future DVD release. more

Disney Studios has scrapped plans for a 3D remake of The Beatles' 1968 film Yellow Submarine, according to industry paper Hollywood Reporter. more

Exhumed have completed work on their brand new full-length album All Guts, No Glory. The album will also be available on deluxe, saw-blade shaped vinyl and as a limited edition 2-disc set. more

System Of A Down frontman Serj Tankian will perform on tonight's (March 17) edition of NBC-TV's "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno". more

Grand Magus have cancelled their upcoming tour while drummer Sebastian Sippola is treated for deep-vein thrombosis. more

NME reports that Arcade Fire are set to film a new DVD documenting them performing with local musicians in Haiti. According to fan site Us Kids Know, the DVD will be shot by British photographer Leah Gordon. more

Between The Buried And Me and Animals As Leaders will team up for a tour of Europe in September. more

Piebald have just announced that they're going to release three of their records (When Life hands You Lemons (green vinyl), It If Weren't For Venetian Blinds It Would Be Curtains For Us All (yellow vinyl) and We Are The Only Friends We Have (blue vinyl)) in one boxset. more

Another slew of dates has been revealed for the upcoming "Stick Tight Tour," featuring Terror, Stick To Your Guns, Trapped Under Ice, Close Your Eyes, and Your Demise. Get em here

On March 29th in Canada and April 19th in the US, Capitol Music is reissuing Decline Of Western Civilization Part II, the soundtrack to the documentary film directed by Penelope Spheeris about the Los Angeles heavy metal scene of the late '80's. more

To support his upcoming album "How to Become Clairvoyant," former member of The Band, Robbie Robertson has enlisted folk rock band Dawes to act as his backing band. more

Dream Theater have announced a new Austrian date in July. The band's current live schedule is here

Arsonists Get All The Girls will headline a spring tour with support from A Plea For Purging, Lionheart, The Contortionist, and Volumes. more

Vader have announced that they have begun recording their new studio album. A message from the group reads as follows: 'We started new recordings in Hertz Studios in Bialystok. We spent the whole afternoon being setting up drum kit, testing new skins and cymbals." more

Devin Townsend has confirmed via Twitter that he will tour the U.S. with Children Of Bodom in June. more

Gojira has revealed that they are roughly halfway through the writing process for their next album. more

Blackmore's Night, the group featuring husband and wife Richie Blackmore (ex-Deep Purple) and Candice Night, have confirmed more live shows in the US on the Autumn Sky Summer Tour 2011. more

On this day in 1964, The Beatles set a new record for advance sales in the U.S. with 2,100,000 copies of their latest single, "Can't Buy Me Love."

On this day in 1965, The Rolling Stones were at #1 on the U.K. singles chart with "The Last Time." the group's third U.K. #1 and the first A-side for songwriters Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. Find out what else happened on this date in music history here

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