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Mastodon Illness Sidelines Tour- Bret Michaels To Have Heart Surgery- Rolling Stones Deny Split- Faces Reunion- Aerosmith- Paramore- Elvis- Ian Gillan- The Strokes- more

05/25/2010
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Mastodon have scrapped their upcoming summer world tour after the group's guitarist Bill Kelliher was diagnosed with pancreatitis. The band was due to start its trek in Germany on June 5, but Kelliher has been advised by doctors to take more recovery time after he was struck down with inflammation of the pancreas. more

Bret Michaels says that he'll soon have surgery to repair the recently discovered hole in his heart. "They'll (surgeons) go in and they'll do the heart operation in the fall. They have to let everything clear out and then they'll go in and do the operation in my heart and then I'm gonna be great," Michaels told Access Hollywood. "I don't have any other options except to think that it's gonna be great, it's gonna be a smooth operation and I'm gonna feel awesome."more

The Rolling Stones inform fans, "Contrary to a fabricated and ill-informed report that appeared yesterday on a small music website in Australia, we would like to make it clear that drummer Charlie Watts has not left The Rolling Stones." more

The final album made by former Wilco member Jay Bennett, is to be released as a free download. 'Kicking At The Perfumed Air' will be released on July 10 via Rockproper.com, to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Bennett's death. more

Coldplay have reportedly been approached to take over U2's headlining slot at the famed Glastonbury festival - after frontman Bono underwent emergency spinal surgery on Friday, May 21. more

Foreigner have brought on Chris Cornell's drummer Jason Sutter to replace Brian Tichy, according to Classic Rock. more

The original Bang Tango lineup of Mark Knight, Kyle Stevens, Kyle Kyle and Tigg Ketler is reuniting with vocalist Michael DeMay. Calling themselves Bang Tango Redux, the band is scheduled to play their first gig together on August 6th at Paladino's in Tarzana, California. more

The Faces are set to play the Vintage At Goodwood festival in August with Simply Red's Mick Hucknell on vocal duties. Original frontman Rod Stewart is not part of the set-up for the show, set to take place on August 13-15 more

As I Lay Dying will appear live on "Loveline" tonight to co-host the national radio show with Dr. Drew Pinksy 10:00PM PST. To tune in visit: http://www.lovelineshow.com/site and check stations/times in your area.

After their performance at Radio 1's Big Weekend, Paramore announced dates for their fall 2010 UK tour. Grab em here

The New York State Fair will pay Aerosmith a guaranteed $1 million this summer, making the rockers the first to strut in that stratosphere in the fair's history. more

Elvis Presley's personal record collection is to go under the hammer at an auction in London. The King handed a stack of 26 discs, including tracks by Ray Charles, Fats Domino and Sammy Davis, Jr., to his guitarist and pal Scotty Moore in 1968 and asked him to transfer them to reel-to-reel tapes. more

Anthrax singer Joey Belladonna has cancelled his upcoming South American tour that was scheduled to begin this week in Argentina. He tells fans, "With the recent earthquakes that have happened down there, we thought we would have to postpone or cancel the tour, but the promoters all scrambled to find new venues and we did everything we could to make this tour happen." more

Social Distortion have updated their Twitter with this news: "The album is tracked... finishing up writing and getting ready to head back into the studio to record vocals." more

The Strokes have reunited to begin rehearsals their summer festival appearances. NME reports, frontman Julian Casablancas revealed that the band were playing together again this morning (May 25) in a post via his Twitter account. more

Deep Purple frontman Ian Gillan said that the arrangement of his concert in Yerevan with Armenia's State Philharmonic Orchestra is under way in Australia. more

Wintersleep just debuted their new video for "Black Camera" a track from their forthcoming album New Inheritors which hits stores on June 1st. Check it out here. Check back here next week for a Singled Out special with the band!

Nada Surf shot a video for the Bill Fox song 'Electrocution' and it now can be viewed here

Ringo Starr kicks off a second season of the public television series "Live From the Artists Den" with a performance that will be shown the week of his 70th birthday. The former Beatle's concert will air on PBS stations the week of July 5 more

The Scorpions will split after one final memorable concert at a ninth-century temple in Indonesia. The group has kicked of its final world tour and now the last date has been booked for Jakarta's Borobudur Temple. The special concert will be held in June, 2011. more

Slash plans to incorporate songs from his entire career into his upcoming solo tour, including material from Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver , Slash's Snakepit and his new self-titled solo album. more

Jungle Rot will tour the U.S. this summer with support from Woe of Tyrants and Lightning Swords of Death. more

Former Talking Heads' frontman David Byrne is suing the Florida Governor and senatorial candidate Charlie Crist for $1 million for unauthorized use of Talking Heads 1985 song "Road To Nowhere" in a campaign ad. more

Stryper announced today that they will be hosting a 10-day tour of the Holy Land February 12-21, 2011. "Oz, Robert, Tim and I are excited to go to Israel and see first-hand the birthplace of Christianity," says lead vocalist/guitarist Michael Sweet. "And to be able to share this experience with some of our fans makes this even more incredible." more -

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