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Aerosmith's Steven Tyler Mobbed- Funny Ozzy Singing Lesson- Weezer Controversy- Iron Maiden To Go Somewhere Back In Time Again- Down Release Set- Keef Book- more

08/26/2010
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Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler was mobbed by autograph seekers in New York as he entered Trump Plaza Hotel Tuesday night. Upon arriving, things were fine as Tyler started signing autographs for the crowd, but the scene turned nasty when some of the group turned aggressive. A shoving match ensued, and an associate of Tyler's (security guy, maybe?) got caught in the middle – for some reason, he ended up in a choke-hold by someone in the mob. more

In a recent interview, Emily Zemler innocently asked Brian Bell of Weezer how the band's new album came to be titled Hurley. His response is actually kinda jaw-dropping. Read the controversial answer here

TMD unearths a true gem for Ozzy Osbourne fans: The Prince of Darkness taking a singing lesson! It's not known when this audio was recorded but the listener will be treated to the legendary rocker doing 'Va Va Vi Vi' vocal exercises, which is amazingly funny to hear, for sometimes the legendary madman of rock has trouble hitting the right notes for his teacher. Watch it here

Iron Maiden are planning a best-of tour in the spirit of 2008's Somewhere Back in Time outing – after they've hit the road to fully support new album The Final Frontier. Bruce Dickinson wants to dig into the archives again. But first, he wants to perform more songs from The Final Frontier, since their current tour only features the track El Dorado. more

Amazon.com has set a an October 5th release date for Down's forthcoming double-DVD/CD, The Diary Of A Mad Band, via Down/Ada. more

Rolling Stone magazine has for the first time rated the greatest 100 Beatles' songs, with the 1967 track "A Day in the Life" topping the list that was released Wednesday. more

Fearless announces track listing for Punk Goes Pop 3. No explanation given for of lack of punk bands. more. It's interesting that the "fearless" label stopped sending us updates after we pointed out the same problem with their previous "pop…oops punk goes" releases. Maybe the label's name, like the series title, is meant to be ironic?

Ian Gillan (Deep Purple), Lou Gramm (Foreigner), Steve Lee (Gotthard) and Dan McCafferty (Nazareth) will take part in the 2011 edition of the "Rock Meets Classic" tour. They will be supported by a band, directed by Mat Sinner (Primal Fear, Sinner) and including American singer-songwriter Amanda Somerville, and by the Bohemian Symphony Orchestra Prague. more

Dave Meniketti has stated that his Y&T bandmate Phil Kennemore will soon start aggressive chemotheraphy to battle cancer. more

Serenity bassist Simon Holzknecht has quit the band due to personal reasons. more

Want a free download of the brand new single, "Velcro Shoes", from Pete Yorn off his upcoming self-titled album produced by Frank Black? The album will be available everywhere on Sept. 28 on Vagrant, and the iTunes pre-order with bonus track will begin Sept. 7. Pete will be playing The Roxy in LA on Sept 27, NYC's Bowery Ballroom on Oct. 5 and Austin City Limits in Oct. 9 (see separate story in today's Day in Rock). Vagrant was kind enough to send us a link for Day in Rock readers to grab the free download here

Michael Monroe releases a live album on September (29th in Finland, 27th in UK and 22nd in Japan) and, in conjunction with that, he's hitting the road more

Eyes Set To Kill's frontwoman Alexia Rodriguez (a.k.a. Lexia) has set an October 12, 2010 release date for her new solo album, "Lexia: Underground Sounds". The CD will include acoustic versions of classic Eyes Set To Kill tracks, a cover of Radiohead's "Climbing Up The Walls", and new material that takes Lexia in a whole new direction. more

Queensryche drummer Scott Rockenfield reveals that the band has just signed a new deal with Roadrunner Records and that their upcoming album is taking the band in some new directions. more

hennemusic commemorates the anniversary of Stevie Ray Vaughan's final performance here

Doomriders has announced the departure of drummer (and Cave In member) JR Conners more

Over the last three days, Donavon Frankenreiter, Mike Peters of The Alarm, Glen Tillbrook of Squeeze have been hiking the long route to the top of Mt Fuji to raise money to bring bone marrow donor drives to an international level with the Love Hope Strength foundation. (side note: spit tests are easy and cheaper to administer, yet most countries rely on blood. And most people think its invasive to be a donor but its not.) check out photos of the trek and learn more here

Knights Of The Abyss has cancelled their headlining tour, which was to kick off today in Arizona more

U2 have been fined in Spain for playing too loud for too long. Barcelona officials took offense to the Irish band's rehearsals for their tour in a soccer stadium last year when they ran two hours past their allocated time slot more

Keith Richards' autobiography, "Life," hits stores on October 26th. The week "Life" is released, Richards will be giving a talk and book signing in the Celeste Bartos Auditorium at the New York Library's main branch on 5th Avenue more

A Boston University graduate student is appealing a federal judgment that required him to pay $67,500 in damages for illegally downloading and sharing songs online. more

George David Weiss, who helped write chart-topping pop hits including "Can't Help Falling in Love" and "What a Wonderful World," has died. He was 89. more

Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson says new album will contain "the epic song 'Clockwork Angels'" more

Ted Nugent has some "stone cold motherf***king songs" ready to go when he takes his band into the studio later this year more

Spiritual Beggars will release their first new studio album in five years, Return To Zero, on Oct. 12th North American release via InsideOut Music.

Prong founder Tommy Victor recently did a remix with producer and friend Seismologist for KMFDM's 20th Anniversary EP of their classic hit song 'Godlike'. more -

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