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03/22/2011
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The Day in Rock Digest for 03/22/11: James Hibberd of Inside TV reports that Tommy Lee is working on a new reality show for Syfy. The Mφtley Crόe drummer is developing Culture Shock with Tommy Lee, an investigative travel show for the network. The unscripted series stars Lee as he attempts to uncover various rituals, symbols, and other mysteries of secret societies. more

Billy Gibbons says a ZZ Top tribute album featuring the Foo Fighters, Nickelback, Kid Rock and others is set to be announced soon. more

Beady Eye announce the addition of a Philadelphia date on their first North American tour. The band (Liam Gallagher, Gem Archer, Andy Bell and Chris Sharrock) will be giving fans in Philadelphia a first live taste of their debut album, Different Gear, Still Speeding at Theater of the Living Arts on June 25th.

Pro-Pain will play their classic debut album, "Foul Taste Of Freedom" (1992), live in its entirety along with many other favorites on their upcoming "Foul Taste Of Freedom Tour 2011" more

Our friends over at The 1st Five report that Ben Weasel has released an apology for his attack on a woman in his audience during a performance at a SXSW event last week. The fan in question reportedly spat ice on Ben in response to what she felt were misogynistic comments he'd made on stage. In response Weasel dove into the crowd and punched the woman in the face before he was pulled off. more. Ben's apology hasn't stopped acts from dropping from Weasel Fest more

Napalm Death have contributed a brand to track called "Legacy Was Yesterday" to Decibel magazine's monthly flexi disc series. The song - the band's first new material since 2009's "Time Waits for No Slave" Lp - was recorded at Rapture Audio with James Walford and mastered by Russ Russell. more

Lambgoat has this update: Vader has announced the departure of drummer Pawel Jaroszewicz "due to family matters," though he will appear on the group's next album. Jaroszewicz will be replaced by English drummer James Stewart (of Divine Chaos). Meanwhile, Vader has also announced the addition of Tomasz "Hal" Halicki to their line-up on bass. Halicki replaces Tomasz "Reyash" Rejek more including statements.

Michael Poulsen of Volbeat reports he's still not out of the woods in terms of health issues which saw the band cancel their first ever UK headline tour. more

For Record Store Day on April 16th, Silverstein will be releasing a new 7-inch with the A-Side debuting their single, "The Artist," and the b-side featuring three covers of notable punk and hardcore outfits more

Jethro Tull will be performing the Aqualung album in its entirety plus a range of their other favorites from the lat 42 years on their upcoming tour in celebration of the album's 40th anniversary. more

Whitesnake have announced the addition of keyboardist/vocalist Brian Ruedy to the band for their upcoming tour. more

Muse have said they are likely to play some songs from their 'Origin Of Symmetry' album for the "last time" at this year's Reading And Leeds Festivals. more

Biohazard have announced they will play the New England Metal And Hardcore Festival more

Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst announced on Twitter that "Gold Cobra," the newest Limp Bizkit album, is "finished." more

Quiet Riot, L.A. Guns (fronted by Phil Lewis) and Warrant have confirmed a string of dates for Australia and New Zealand. more

Cloud Mouth has digitally released their first full-length That Ghost is Always With Me via Hewhocourrupts Inc., with half the proceeds going to Chicago Hopes more

Saga have announced Montreal date and have confirmed a tour this November with Marillion more

Ralph Mooney passed away on March 20 at the age of 82. Mooney was an innovative and influential steel guitar player who played on records by the likes of Buck Owens, Rose Maddox, Wanda Jackson, and Merle Haggard. He later spent the better part of twenty years playing with Waylon Jennings. more

On this day in 1956, While driving to New York for appearances on The Perry Como Show and The Ed Sullivan Show, Carl Perkins was involved in a car crash, receiving four broken ribs and a broken shoulder, putting Perkins in hospital for several months. His brother Jay was killed in the accident.

On this day in 1971, Police arrested all the members of The Allman Brothers Band for heroin and marijuana possession.

On this day in 1994, Singer, songwriter, and producer Dan Hartman died of a brain tumor in Westport, Connecticut. As a member of The Edgar Winter Group, he wrote the band's 1973 hit "Free Ride," and as a soloist, had a 1978 #1 dance hit with "Instant Replay," wrote "Relight My Fire" (a U.K. #1 for Take That and Lulu), and collaborated with Tina Turner, Dusty Springfield, Joe Cocker, Bonnie Tyler, Paul Young, James Brown, Holly Johnson and Steve Winwood. Find out what else happened on this date in music history here

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