Howard Stern To Replace Simon on Idol?- MTV RIP- Slash and Will.i.am- Kid Rock Bon Jovi- Gilby Clarke Update- Tom Aerosmith Jones - Red Chord Reunion and more
MTV has officially parted ways with the notion that it has anything to do with music, by dropping the "Music Television" from its logo, according to AntiQuiet more. They couldn't very well put "Moron TV" on their logo.
Slash and Will.i.am have teamed up to remix The Who's "My Generation."
Bon Jovi announced today that they have added 2 more dates to their London O2 residency due and joining them for these shows on June 25 and 26 will be Kid Rock.
A star for former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr was added to the Hollywood Walk of Fame Monday evening during a whimsical ceremony that also marked the 50th anniversary of the sidewalk attraction's groundbreaking. more
The Red Chord will be performing with original drummer, Michael Justian at all upcoming shows. Justian has not publicly performed with the group since the Maryland Deathfest of 2004, and replaces recently departed drummer Brad Fickeisen. more
Former Guns N' Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke gave fans a health update about his recovery from a major hit and run accident last month. He tells fans, "My second surgery was last week & I'm home from the hospital now. They put in a rod, plate & lots of screws. Everything is healing well, it's a good thing I was healthy going in. I had my check up on Friday (February 5th) & they took off my cast & removed the staples. In a month I can start trying to walk. Once again, all the support from my friends has made the bad days, good."
Barenaked Ladies drummer Tyler Stewart and comedian Marc Hickox have formed a hockey-themed band called the Black Aces who'll be performing during the Vancouver Winter Olympics. more
In between festival dates in Europe this summer, Rise Against have squeezed in some headlining shows, one in Bielefield, Germany on June 5th and one in Vienna on June 23rd. more
For today's Name the Possible Aerosmith Singer Game, one of our readers wrote in suggesting a great possible singer for the group who meets Joe Perry's criteria: The Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson. While you ponder that, ponder this: Joe Perry told Classic Rock that they shouldn't rule out Tom Jones for the job: Says Perry: "He's got a great set of pipes, so why not? I've played with him before, and know he could bring something extra to the band. We haven't approached him yet, but if he were interested that would be great. Imagine the interest Tom would generate." This wasn't the first hard rockin band Tom was rumored to front, more on that here
Ozzy Osbourne's new autobiography, I Am Ozzy, débuts at No 2 on the New York Times Hardcover Nonfiction Bestseller List. more
Zakk Wylde informed fans that drummer Craig Nunenmacher is no longer in Black Label Society.
Chroma, a ballet set to orchestrated versions of White Stripes songs, is set to open in Toronto this coming November. The ballet premiered in London, England back in 2006 and is the work of choreographer Wayne McGregor and composer Joby Talbot's own interpretations of Jack and Meg White's songs. more
Priestess announced U.S. tour dates as direct support to High On Fire on its just-announced spring headlining tour. more
April Wine will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall, as part of this year's Juno Awards ceremonies on April 18th. more
Teenage Rehab will be releasing a new 7" titled Abuse Your Solution in May. Labels I Hate Punk Rock and Jailhouse Records will co-release the EP. more -