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(hennemusic) Steven Tyler did some rocking of his own while he was in Boston last week. The Aerosmith singer attended Boston Common magazine's summer bash last Wednesday at the House Of Blues, and jumped on stage with the house band to perform a few songs. Read more and watch video here
(Antiquiet) While there haven't been any official announcements regarding The Mars Volta's upcoming LP yet, the band is currently on tour, premiering live versions of their new songs. Check out three new songs here
(CR) Former Scorpions drummer Herman Rarebell is to publish his autobiography in the autumn. To be titled And Speaking Of Scorpions…, it's being described as 'the definitive history of the band' more
HeadCat have confirmed their first ever UK show.The trio – featuring Lemmy, Slim Jim Phantom and Danny B. Harvey – are to play the Relentless Garage in London on Sunday October 16. more
(BW&BK) Bachman & Turner, the core of Canadian rock legends Bachman Turner Overdrive, along with Paul Rodgers will co headline a collection of Canadian dates this upcoming September. more
(MU) One Without tells fans: 'After a few weeks of consideration, Oscar has decided that he wants to focus on playing only session drums with bands and will also be doing that with OW, thus, ending his membership of the band as of today. more
(SRX) Big Zee Music have announced the release of the brand new rarities EP from New York Sleaze Kings, The Erotics, on Monday July 11th. more
(FMQB) Radiohead drummer Phil Selway will release a new solo EP, Running Blind, made up of tracks originally written for his first solo release, last year's Familial. more
(BW&BK) Ratt vocalist Stephen Pearcy's has issued his new solo single, 'Too Much Is Never Enough', via iTunes. The song is taken from his new album Sucker Punch more
(Lambgoat) Willowtip Records will be reissuing of the debut album from Arsis, A Celebration Of Guilt, on August 9th. The album will be remastered, include two bonus tracks not found on the original pressing, have expanded artwork, and will be packaged within a slipcase. more
(PNO) H2O has enlisted actor Michael Rapaport to announce the track listing for their long awaited covers album, Don't Forget Your Roots. more
(BMN) Godsmack frontman Sully Erna will be the featured guest on tonight's (Wednesday, July 6) edition of the nationally syndicated "Loveline" radio show with hosts Dr. Drew Pinsky and Mike. more
Check out They Might Be Giants cover Chumbawamba's "Tubthumping" with the help of a bunch of AV Club staffers and friends here
(BW&BK) Whitesnake is playing Singapore for the first time ever on November 1st playing at historic Fort Canning more
The World's Biggest Floating Heavy Metal Festival 70000tons Of Metal have confirmed Hammerfall for this year's cruise which sets sail Monday, January 23, 2012 aboard the Royal Caribbean "Majesty of the Seas" from Miami, FL more.
On this day in 1957, John Lennon and Paul McCartney met for the first time at The Woolton Church Parish Fete where The Quarry Men were appearing. As The Quarry Men were setting up for their evening performance, McCartney eager to impress Lennon picked up a guitar and played "Twenty Flight Rock" (Eddie Cochran) and "Be-Bop-A-Lula" (Gene Vincent). Lennon was impressed, and even more so when McCartney showed Lennon and Eric Griffiths how to tune their guitars, something they'd been paying someone else to do for them.
On this day in 1967, Pink Floyd made their first appearance on BBC TV music show Top of the Pops to promote their new single "See Emily Play." A badly damaged home video recording recovered by the British Film Institute of this show was given a public screening in London on 9th January 2010 at an event called Missing Believed Wiped devoted to recovered TV shows. It was the first time any footage was seen of the performance since its original broadcast.
On this day in 1971, American jazz trumpeter, singer and bandleader, Louis Armstrong died. Had many hits including the 1964 U.S. #1 "Hello Dolly!" and the 1968 U.K. #1 "What a Wonderful World' plus "When The Saints Go Marching In." "Ain't Misbehavin'." and "We Have all the Time in the World." He made frequent use of laxatives as a means of controlling his weight, resulting in Armstrong appearing in humorous, advertisements for laxative product Swiss Kriss; the ads bore a picture of him sitting on a toilet, as viewed through a keyhole, with the slogan "Satch says, 'Leave it all behind ya!"
On this day in 1976, The Damned made their London debut supporting The Sex Pistols at the 100 Club.Find out what else happened on this date in music history here