Steven Tyler Talks Led Zep Audition- INXS J.D. Fortune Reunion- Sept Strokes- Big Names for Clapton Gig- Raw Iggy Box- Cops Stop Obituary Show and more

Aerosmith's Steven Tyler has confirmed he tried out as Robert Plant's replacement in Led Zeppelin - and he'll never forget the experience. Tyler insists the rehearsals were a great experience, "The kid in me was dying. I got to sing every song from 'Black Dog' up and down and I'll never forget it as long as I live." He tells VH1 , "I don't think a band like theirs needs a singer like me. They already had the best; they were the best." more

Global's ET Canada reported, in a world exclusive, on Wednesday night, that INXS' publicist had confirmed that J.D. Fortune will "do a special guest appearance" with INXS during the band's Feb. 24 sold-out show at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. more

The Strokes hope to have their long-awaited fourth studio album ready for release by September. more

The Allman Brothers Band, ZZ Top, Jeff Beck, Steve Winwood, John Mayer, B.B. King and more will join Eric Clapton at his third Crossroads Guitar Festival, which will take place June 26 in Chicago. The day-long festival will feature 26 axe-wielding acts in total, details over at Billboard

Roger Daltrey fears he'll have a very fuzzy memory of The Who's Super Bowl showdown on Sunday, February 7 - because he couldn't see a thing. The "My Generation" singer and bandmate Pete Townshend performed a 12-minute medley of hits during Sunday's big game between the New Orleans Saints and the Indianapolis Colts in Miami, Florida - but flashbulbs and camera lights ruined the experience for Daltrey. more

Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher won't be attending the sentencing in Toronto next month for a man who attacked him onstage during a 2008 concert. more

Iggy and the Stooges' 1973 classic album Raw Power will be reissued on April 27 as a deluxe box set. It will house three discs worth of music featuring 15 previously unreleased bonus tracks of never-before-heard songs, demos and remixes. more

Local police stopped Obituary's sound check in Cuenca, Ecuador after fans were waiting outside in the rain for three hours because of production delays. The show was billed for Obituary to start playing at 2:30 pm, but due to the PA company getting a late start in the morning Obituary didn't started to sound check until 3:30 pm. During the sound check the local police decided to make an appearance and stop the entire show from going on. more

U2 drummer Larry Mullen, Jr. will reportedly be a guest voice and appear more than once on the Fox television cartoon series The Cleveland Show. Mullen apparently contacted the creators of the show � which is a Family Guy spin-off � through a mutual friend and asked to get involved, according to BBC News more
Rose Funeral, Wretched, and And Hell Followed With will tour the U.S. together in March and April. more

Hawthorne Heights have announced that their new album, Skeletons, will be released by Windup Records on May 18, 2010. more

EMI has reached an agreement with Dailymotion to deliver the major's premium music videos to the video-sharing service's Web site, mobile site, iPhone app and the Dailymotion channel on Internet-connected TVs. more

Horse The Band has revealed plans to tour South Africa in late-March and early-April. more

Igor Wouters (ex-Backfire!) will be joining Born From Pain from April onwards. more

Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy has announced he will be making an in-store appearance in Curitiba, Brazil on March 18th more

In a blog post about the release of Loren Cass on DVD, Leftover Crack mentioned that work towards writing a third full length had begun, though little is known about when (or if) the record will surface more

Speaking of crack, Warner Music will apparently cut off another avenue of exposing their music to fans and thus driving away potential sales. NME reports that the company has announced plans to stop licensing its artists' content on free music software such as Spotify, We7 and Last.FM. The move means that acts including the likes of Muse, REM and Red Hot Chili Peppers may not be available on new streaming services. more -

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