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Weekly Rock Wind Up Blog for 2.11

**Fans of Stone Sour will want to tune in to Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday, February 16th, as the band will play, presumably, “Hesitate”.

**Speaking of Stone Sour and their front-man Corey Taylor, Duff McKagen bassist for Velvet Revolver was cryptic this week about whether or not Taylor would be replacing Scott Weiland as front-man for VR as well. When asked about it McKagen said, “I can neither confirm or deny… He is a bad dude though. I like him as a human being and a singer. He’s the voice of a whole new generation.”

**Original AC/DC front-man Bon Scott has sadly been gone since February of 1980 but some of his early, rare, recordings pre-DC days with his pre-DC band Fraternity will be released on the 22nd of this month.

**Glenn Danzig set to record an album of covers. This is a long talked about project that will include tributes to Elvis Presely and Black Sabbath. More details to follow.

**Disturbed postpones last handful of “Music as a Weapon V” dates as doctors have advised front-man Dave Draiman to take three weeks off, with no talking or singing, due to an adversely affected throat condition.

**Slash teams up with Supra footwear company to create a one-of-a-kind handmade pair of Skytops inspired by his love of snakes. He unveiled said shoes during his half-time performance during Super Bowl XLV.

**The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History recently acquired the Van Halen “Frank 2” guitar played and immortalized by legendary shredder Eddie Van Halen.

**Slipknot’s Clown launched a new official web site, www.apocalypticnightmare.com

**Exclusive bonus CD with Soundgarden's "Live on 15" pre-order. Hit up www.soundgardenworld.com for into about scoring an exclusive bonus soundcheck CD featuring five extra tracks! Boo ya!! Due out on the 22nd of March.

**Announced this week; Rob Zombie to induct Alice Cooper into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 14th. The ceremony will be held in NYC at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel.
-And speaking of Zombie, he's recently tapped Marilyn Manson drummer Ginger Fish for upcoming U.S. shows as Joey Jordinson (Slipknot/Murderdolls) is in Europe on tour with Murderdolls.

**Steven Tyler having the last laugh as Aerosmith music sales are up 250% since he became a judge on American Idol.

**The Cars announce reunion album "Move Like This" to be released on May 10th.

**And the Beach Boys to release lost masterpiece "Smile". No word on the exact date.

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