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The Day in Rock Digest for 1/6/11: Blink-182 are currently in the studio working on a new album, which is expected to be released in the first half of 2011. Those hoping to catch some new song clips are out of luck, but people who love hearing tones being run through a reverb to act as an album intro are in for a real treat here

Unearth have posted the following update online: “We wanted to let everyone know that tracking for the new album has officially begun! We're currently at Zing Studios in Westfield, MA tracking drums with our sit in drummer for the album Justin Foley of Killswitch Engage/Blood Has Been Shed. Foley was an obvious choice for this album for many reasons, but mainly because of his abilities and knowledge of heavy music as well as his long-time friendship with the band." more

Catch a special live musical performance with Michael Wilton and Chris DeGarmo (Queensrÿche), Mike Inez (Alice In Chains) and Ben Smith (Heart), this Saturday, January 8th, at the Seattle Seahawks playoff game (half time) against the New Orleans Saints. more

Nachtmystium has announced plans to release a new live album recorded during the band's 2010 performance at Tilburg, Netherlands 'Roadburn Festival.' more

Boney M frontman Bobby Farrell died of heart disease, Russian investigators said on Wednesday, almost a week after the singer was found dead in his hotel room in St. Petersburg. more

Although it was just announced last week that John Mellencamp and his wife of 20 years were calling it quits, the Indiana rocker supposedly has a new female companion already -- actress Meg Ryan. more

Funeral For A Friend to release new live DVD The band filmed show at O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire last July for release more

George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob, Souls Of We) will reunite with original Dokken drummer "Wild" Mick Brown for the first time in 15 years for a full North American Lynch Mob tour. For this once-in-a-lifetime trek, Lynch and Brown will be joined by original Lynch Mob vocalist Oni Logan and current RATT bassist Robbie Crane more

Firewind guitarist Gus G posted the following statement online in regards to the band's postponed Japanese tour: 'As you might or might not have heard, we were recently forced to postpone our upcoming Japan tour dates due to a scheduling conflict. However, the wait is over! Firewind will be back in Japan" in March. more

Nails will play three exclusive East Coast shows in March/April along with Burning Love, All Pigs Must Die, and New Lows. more

The Damned Things - featuring Fall Out Boy's Joe Trohman and Andy Hurley, Anthrax’s Scott Ian and Rob Caggiano, and Every Time I Die’s Keith Buckley - will be guests on US syndicated radio show Rockline on Monday, January 17th. more Quiet Riot will be guests on the show on Wednesday, January 19th more

Banquet Records has made available a free download of The Gaslight Anthem performing an alternate version of their song "Boxer" which appears on their 2010 album, American Slang. more

Your Demise has revealed the dates for its forthcoming headline tour of Asia. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues here

Shinobu and The Albert Square will release a split 7" via Phat 'n' Phunky on January 15, 2011. Each band contributes two new songs, with artwork by Adam Davis of Link 80/Gnarboots. more

“There will be NO free downloads There will be NO bonus tracks There will be NO remixes There will be NO hidden footage. There will be NO additional content There will be NO corporate partners There will be NO fashion lines There will be NO tabloid pictures." more

According to industry sources, iTunes is paying the Beatles' royalties from digital download sales in the United States directly to the band's company, Apple Corps, and is paying the songwriting mechanical royalties directly to Sony/ATV Music Publishing, which controls most of the Beatles' song catalog. more

Wishbone Ash, the Andy Powell led band, have announced 12 UK shows for the spring. more

On this day in 1977, EMI Records dropped the Sex Pistols, giving the band £40,000 ($68,000) to release them from their contract.

On this day in 2007, Country-rock steel guitar player “Sneaky” Pete Kleinow, died at age 72. He was one of the original members of the Flying Burrito Brothers with the Byrds’ Chris Hillman and Gram Parsons. He also worked with John Lennon and Joni Mitchell. Find out what else happened on this date in music history here

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