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The Cure Reunion Plea- Rush Surprise Fans- Iron Maiden Reject Reality TV- Stone Sour Party- Jackyl DMC- Further Seems Forever Reunion- Weezer Album Shows- more

08/25/2010
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The Day in Rock Digest for 8/25/10: The Cure's former drummer Lol Tolhurst has reached out to frontman Robert Smith in a bid to rejoin the band, more than 20 years after he was fired. Tolhurst left the group in the late 1980s because of an alleged drinking problem, but he's now keen to reunite with his former bandmates in time to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Cure's seminal 1981 album "Faith" in 2011. more

Rush did something special for Chicago fans on Monday night when they played a makeup gig in the windy (and previously rainy) city. Tony K reports: a local radio DJ took to the stage. He announced the band and their management have made special one-of-a-kind baseball hats for the crowd as a "thank you" for coming back for the rescheduled show. On the back of it, stitched in was "The Rain Date Chicago-2010", making this an immediate collectible. more

Stone Sour, the side project from Slipknot vocalist Corey Taylor, have announced a free concert set to take place on August 30th, 2010 in New York City at The Studio at Webster Hall. more

Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson reveals he was once asked to star in a gruesome reality show but insists he's ruled out ever performing or mentoring on TV contests like Simon Cowell's U.K. series "The X Factor". Dickinson tells Britain's The Sun, "We would never do a TV show like X Factor and we would never play Glastonbury. I cannot stand X Factor." more.

Meanwhile, Hits Daily Double has Iron Maiden's new album, The Final Frontier, at #4 on their Building Album Sales Chart with 61,935 units sold as of today (Tuesday, August 24th). According to Inmusic.ca The Final Frontier has topped the HMV Canada's sales charts. more

Jackyl's brand new single "Just Like A Negro", featuring Run DMC member DMC, is now available on iTunes more

Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Halford, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Queen and The Who are among VH1's 100 Greatest Artists Of All Time; Top 20 Revealed more

According to Glasswerk.co.uk, due to phenomenal demand which saw their first date at the O2 Arena sell out, Guns N' Roses have added an extra date to their first UK tour in four years on October 14 at the O2 Arena. more

With their frontman unable to sing (or grin) due to a broke jaw, Chelsea Grin has recruited Oceano vocalist Adam Warren to sing for them during their upcoming two-week tour of Canada. more

Zakk Wylde has issued the following announcement: "BLS Sound Academy Toronto show on October 16th has been cancelled." more

Bring Me The Horizon have revealed a unique guest musician set to appear and perform on two tracks from the band's forthcoming studio album. The guest musician is a female Canadian pop singer/songwriter who goes by the stage name Lights. more

Say Anything tells fans, "A couple of weeks ago my manager Jordan called me up and let me know we were finally out of our contract with RCA, a partnership that's lasted about half a decade. Say Anything will be releasing our next record on a brand new label. Whether it will be an indie or major label will depend on who is most in line with our vision of the kind of band we are and want to become." more

Further Seems Forever have apparently reunited with original vocalist Chris Carrabba for what we can presume is a tour this spring. Carrabba was the band's original vocalist but left the group after his solo project Dashboard Confessional started to take off. more

Megadeth is confirmed to headline six festival shows this December in New Zealand and Australia for the No Sleep Til tour, a touring festival more

Jaxin Hall, bassist (and a founding member) of California band Of Mice & Men, has left the group to focus on his clothing company. more

Bad Reputation Records will be reissuing Cinderella's multi-platinum album 'Long Cold Winter' in September. The new CD will feature five live tracks, "Push Push", "Once Around The Ride", "Shake Me", "Galaxy Blues" and "Jumpin' Jack Flash". more

Weezer are looking to play a couple of their albums completely in concert on an upcoming tour. Frontman Rivers Cuomo told MTV that the band plans to play all of their 1996 album Pinkerton, which is being reissued on October 5. Weezer are also looking to play their 1994 self-titled debut, known to fans as the "Blue Album." more

Armored Saint will be playing at The Avalon in Santa Clara, CA on Saturday, October 16th. The guys had planned on only playing one show this year but wanted to bring the Saint up to the bay area before the year was through. more

Defiance guitarist Shawn Bozarth has formed One Less Enemy, a three-piece metal band where he plays all guitars and handles vocal duties. more

DJ Tomkat put together a musical mix of Eazy E and Johnny Cash that's just about the best goddamned mashup Antiquiet have ever heard. Have a listen here

The Libertines play first full reunion show in London Pete Doherty, Carl Barat and co play HMV Forum 'live rehearsal' more

5th Element and Ilungara have been added to the list of bands who will appear on an upcoming tribute album to Helloween and Gamma Ray. more

Rock Candy Records have just re-issued two Quiet Riot albums -- 1986's 'QRII' and 1988's self-titled album with Paul Shortino on vocals. more

ZooSeven have released a new video for their song, "Lifesaver." You can check it out here

Candlelight Records will release a special digital-only covers EP from The Atlas Moth on September 28. Titled The One Amongst the Weed Fields, it contains very special renditions of "California Dreamin'" (The Mamas & The Papas), "Fearless" (Pink Floyd), "Golden" (Failure), and "Five to One" (The Doors). more

The Weakerthans have recently updated their announcement of four hometown shows for the Winnepeg Folk Festival with the information that each show will be based around each of their four albums, respectively. more -

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