Twitter Killed Motley KISS Doc?- Iron Maiden Beat Eminem- Singer's Deadly Leap- New Anthrax Soon- Nugent Rejected Hendrix- System of a Meltdown- Kasabian On Ice- more

The Day in Rock Digest for 8/23/10 : The plastic surgeon to KISS's Gene Simmons and Motley Crue's Vince Neil was killed in a car accident and it appears it was due to his using Twitter while driving according to a UK press report: Frank Ryan died in a car crash shortly after using his phone to post a message on the microblogging site. His car veered off a cliff on the California coast. His last tweet read: "After 25 years of driving by, I finally hiked to the top of the giant sand dune west of Malibu. Much harder than it looks. Whew!" more

Iron Maiden have scored the fourth number one album of their 35-year career. BBC reports that the band's new album, The Final Frontier, went straight to the top of the UK chart, pushing Eminem's Recovery down to number two. more

Charles Haddon, The lead singer of a British pop trio Ou Est Le Swimming Pool climbed a telecommunications mast behind the main stage at a Belgian rock festival and leaped to his death in the parking lot below, police said Saturday. more

Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan is planning to go solo while his bandmates take a break from touring to spend time with their children. The "Shoot the Runner" hitmakers played their final show for 12 months at the V music festival in Essex, England on Sunday, August 22 and were intent on going out with a bang. more

The members of rock band System of a Down agreed to an indefinite hiatus to stave off a permanent split after success started to get the better of them. Bassist Shavo Odadjian has revealed the real reason behind the band's 2006 break, which is ongoing four years later, admitting it was the only way to keep the band going. more

"I got to jam in a dressing room with Jimi Hendrix," says Ted Nugent." ...and I said, 'Jimi, I don't want any of your dope and I don't want any of your drugs because I'm digging what you're playing and I'd like to be able to dig what you're playing.' more

Anthrax Drummer Charlie Benante: "I Would Say There Will Be A Record Out Next Year During The Spring Time" more

Due to a scheduling conflict, the free Black Label Society show at Orange County Choppers on Monday, August 23rd has been cancelled.

Morning Again, inactive since 1999, will play a reunion show on Saturday, December 11th at Churchill's Pub in Miami more

Fergie has unveiled big plans for a tribute to her rock 'n' roll idol Slash next week, when the pair take the stage for a music festival in Los Angeles. more

Onslaught has announced that they have completed recording all of the drum and vocal tracks for their new studio album, 'Sounds Of Violence,' which is expected to be released by the beginning of next year. more

You can say that Jackyl's chainsaw-wielding vocalist Jesse James Dupree really had a blast at Sturgis... by being shot out of a cannon. more

Video footage of legendary guitarists Slash (Velvet Revolver, Ex-Guns N' Roses), Uli Jon Roth (Ex-Scorpions), bassist Tony Franklin (ex-The Firm, Blue Murder, Whitesnake) and drummer Brent Fitz (ex-Alice Cooper) performing the Jimi Hendrix staple 'Little Wing' at this year's G-TARanak can been seen here

This Will Destroy You will tour Europe in September/October. more

After a three year hiatus, MRNORTH are working on their third full length album, which the band is asking for donations from fans to cover the recording cost of the album. The has already posted a song from the upcoming album entitled "Whirlwind." more

Atreyu, Blessthefall, Chiodos, Architects, and Endless Hallway will tour North America together more

Dischord Records has set a November 2010 release date for Dag With Shawn, the long-shelved version of Dag Nasty featuring vocalist Shawn Brown. more

The original Rigor Mortis lineup Re-Animates once again in September for four shows around Texas . more

Youth Of Today are reuniting for a set of shows in Europe starting in September. The band last reunited in 2004 (outside of a few one-off shows) for a tour in Europe. morehere

Sworn Enemy To Tour with Gloominous Doom and DeMilitia more

My Ruin vocalist says of the cancellation of their European tour, "it had nothing at all to do with my health or the state of our band" more

Architects, Comeback Kid, and This Is Hell will travel to Australia in December for a handful of shows more

Ravens Creed has announced that they are planning to release a new EP, entitled 'Black Bullets,' as a precursor to their second studio album more

Blues rockers Healing Sixes have completed work on their new album, 'Bluejay', which is scheduled for release September 7 more

On this day in 1970, Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground performed together for the last time at the New York Club Max's Kansas City. Reed worked as a typist for his father for the next two years, at $40 per week. Find out what else happened on this date in music history here -

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