Steven Tyler Begins New Gig- That Leppard Metal Show- Against Me! Cancel- Kings Of Leon Mini Tour- Riot Reunion- The Ataris Preview- Rancid- Apostasy Lose Member- more

The Day in Rock Digest for 9/30/10: The first photo of Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler on the judges table of "American Idol" is now online. The picture was tweeted by Nigel Lythgoe, has returned to the show as an executive producer. Lythgoe wrote, "It's great to be back on 'American Idol'. The judges were great." See it here

Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collin taped a segment for Vh1's That Metal Show. The episode will be broadcast on November 6 on VH1 Classic.

Against Me! has announced via their Facebook that they have cancelled all remaining tour plans for 2010 "due to unforseen circumstances". more

Kings Of Leon have announced details of three upcoming US shows. The group will begin the jaunt in Boston, Massachusetts (November 14), before gigs in New York (16) and New Jersey (18). more

Riot have once again reunited with Tony Moore - only nine months after announcing that they were parting ways with the vocalist over "differences about how to proceed with the future of the band." more

Ted Leo has announced that he will be reuniting with his former hardcore band, Citizen's Arrest. The reunion performance will include the original lineup from the band's first demo, which featured Leo as well as Daryl Kahan of Born Against. more

Nevermore and Symphony X have announced dates for their co-headlining European tour. Support on the tour will come from reformed progressive metal act Psychotic Waltz. more

The Ataris' frontman Kris Roe has posted an acoustic version of the title track from their upcoming album, Graveyard of the Atlantic. Check it out here

Infernaeon has announced the addition of former Into Eternity drummer Adam Sagan to their line-up. Sagan replaces Jeremie Kling, who has rejoined The Absence. more

Bassist Alexander T. Kent has left Say Anything. Kenny Vasoli will be filling in for him on their upcoming tour. more

Everest will premiere their single "Let Go" on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" on October 12, before joining friends My Morning Jacket soon after, to close out their five-night run at Terminal 5 on October 23.

UFO have now expanded their end of year UK tour to five dates more

Belphegor will kick off a European tour this week with support from Vreid and Emancer more

Apostasy have parted ways with guitarist Ludvig Johansson. "I have decided to leave the band for personal reasons," says Johansson in a statement. "It has been a hard decision to make, and there's no hard feelings involved. It's been a great time and I wish all the guys in the band the best luck in their future endeavors." more

Rancid has posted the latest in their string of previously unreleased videos. This one is for "Who Would've Thought" from Life Won't Wait, an album which seems to dominate the band's list of videos more

Santana's new album, Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics Of All Time, has landed at #5 on the Billboard 200 with 66,000 copies sold in it's first week of release. more

Take It Back! and Kills And Thrills will be touring together this fall. more

Former Nightwish singer Tarja Turunen's upcoming tour will feature these rockers backing her up: Mike Terrana (Masterplan, Savage Circus, Rage, Yngwie Malmsteen) - Christian Kretschmar (Schiller) Kevin Chown (Tony Macalpine, Tiles) - Alex Scholpp (Farmer Boys) - Max Lilja (Hevein, ex-Apocalyptica) more

Fat Wreck Chords has announced plans to release a split 7" from NOFX and Seattle, WA's The Spits. more -

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