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Rush 2112 Guitar Hero- Threat Signal Lose Member- Corey Taylor Tributes Late Slipknot Bandmate Video- AC/DC Special- Kid Rock Party- Chevy Reunion- more

07/21/2010
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The Day in Rock Digest for 7/21: a quick roundup of the top rock news stories from across the web: Rush are bringing the 2112 album to life on Guitar Hero, according to Classic Rock. The iconic 1976 record will be featured on Guitar Hero: Warrior Of Rock, due out in the autumn. There will be a story-based quest mode, with narration from Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson. more

Threat Signal has confirmed the amicable departure of guitar player Adam Weber. Ex-Darkest Hour guitarist Kris Norris will be filling in for the time-being. more

The Smashing Pumpkins will perform a benefit concert next Tuesday, July 27 at Chicago's Metro to raise money for medical care for Matthew Leone, bassist for Chicago band Madina Lake. Last month, Madina Lake bassist Matthew Leone was hospitalized with severe brain trauma after intervening to stop a woman he passed on the street from being beaten by her husband. more

Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor played an acoustic version of the Slipknot song "Snuff" as a tribute to late Slipknot bassist Paul Gray during Taylor's solo concert this past Saturday (July 17) at Wasted Space at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Watch fan-filmed video footage of the dedication and the actual performance here

Another Slipknot member has revealed a new solo project in the wake of bassist Paul Gray's death in May. ChartAttack reports, DJ Sid Wilson has already put out a few albums under the name DJ Starscream, but now he has a new act simply titled SID. more

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club are taking part in Dr. Martens 50th Anniversary celebration by covering Dirty Old Town by the late Ewan MacColl, made famous by The Pogues. more

The Gaslight Anthem have announced their latest tour in support of their recently released third album American Slang. The band will be joined on their trek by The Menzingers and Fake Problems. more

AC/DC guitarists Angus and Malcolm Young, along with singer Brian Johnson will be guests on In The Studio - The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands - during the week of August 30th. They will be discussing the 30th Anniversary of their renown 1980 album Back In Black more

Primal Fear have announced the addition of Italian folk metallers Elvenking as one of the support acts on their upcoming headline tour of Europe. Other support acts include Cirlce II Circle and Kissin' Dynamite. more

Kid Rock will host an after party at Crimson Lounge in Chicago, IL following his performance on Bon Jovi's "The Circle Tour" on Friday, July 30th at Soldier Field stadium. more

Chevy are the latest band to re-form. The NWOBHM veterans will celebrate their 30th anniversary with a charity show in September more

Jimmy Eat World, Pavement, T.I., M.I.A., Ludacris and many more to play free Maryland festival in September. more

Leatherwolf are currently working on their first ever DVD, 'Live at the Galaxy', which was filmed during the band's 2009 performance at the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana, CA. A sneak preview of the song 'Thunder' can be viewed here

The Sword have released a brand new live EP made available exclusively to iTunes. The EP, titled "iTunes Festival: London 2010," features five live tracks recorded during their performance at London's iconic Roundhouse Theater. more

Die Strong and Demolisher have just hit the road together for a month-long tour more

Cradle of Filth have announced a small batch of tour dates set to take place across South America this coming December. more

Rome of Sublime With Rome revealed the band's plans to record this October and release a new single. more

According to Hindustan Times, Pakistani pop singer Atif Aslam has revealed that he will soon work with renowned American hard rock band Guns N' Roses on a fusion project. more

Yesterday, Gibson.com celebrated Carlos Santana's birthday with a look at some of his classic works. Check it out here

A Very Limited number of tickets to the Atlanta date of Blackdiamondskye will be on sale for 24 hours for just $10 today (Weds, July 21) more

In August 2009, Pennywise's long-time front man, Jim Lindberg, announced he was leaving the band after some 20-plus years. It didn't take long, however, for Lindberg to refocus his energy and, with a renewed sense of optimism, begin work on his new project, The Black Pacific. Check out Punknews.org's interview with Jim to learn more here

Aggronautix, who previously immortalized D.O.A. frontman Joe s***head Keithley, G.G. Allen and Milo of the Descendents, have unveiled their new "throbblehead" of Andrew W.K.. more

In 1987, on this very day, a momentous date in heavy rock occurred, as the album Appetite For Destruction was released by Guns N' Roses. Find out what else happened on this date here -

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