Fred Durst Stabbed- Ex-Judas Priest Denies Teen Rape- KISS Guitarist Shot- Phishy Child Photo Session- Courtney Love OD & Drug Arrest and more top stories from 2003 - A Top Story This Week

Fred Durst Stabbed- Ex-Judas Priest Denies Teen Rape- KISS Guitarist Shot- Phishy Child Photo Session- Courtney Love OD & Drug Arrest and more top stories from 2003 was a top story for this week. Here it is again: Today we look at the top stories from the second half of 2003 as we continue our quick look back at some of the biggest stories of the past decade. In July of 2003 the Day in Rock was born and it sure has changed since then!

Yesterday at Korn / Limp Bizkit's New York show at the Hammerstein Ballroom, ol' Fred Durst whilst singing in the pit was hit in the face by some sort of hard or sharp projectile. He was quickly sent off to New York's St. Luke's Hospital for stitches, true meaning to "break yo' f*ckin' face tonite!" The New York Daily News review of the show says that Fred got cut in the chin during "Break Stuff". Wonder if Fred will encourage fans to "break stuff" in future concerts now that it appears that stuff includes his face? Durst's version of events here

Former Judas Priest drummer Dave Holland has appeared in court charged with sexually assaulting a 17-year-old boy, according to BBC News. Holland denies one charge of attempted rape and four of indecently assaulting the teenager. more

On a more positive front: The day Judas Priest fans have waited over 12 years for has finally come. Rob Halford has regained his faith and reunited with Judas Priest. more

Former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick was shot in the leg outside a nightclub early Thursday morning. Kulick and another man were hit by bullets when a 21-year-old man opened fire from outside the Rainbow Bar & Grill on Sunset Blvd. The man had gotten into an argument inside the club and retreated to his car, grabbed a gun and opened fire from the street. more

Phish bassist Mike Gordon was arrested on child endangerment charges after being found with a nine-year-old girl in a secluded boathouse during a concert by the Dead in Jones Beach, New York.. Gordon was also charged with trespassing. He reportedly told police that he was taking "art pictures" of the girl. The girl was reportedly uninjured. Hells Angels didn't take kindly to this

An arrest warrant has been issued for the self-proclaimed "King of Pop", Michael Jackson. Jackson is facing multiple charges of child molestation. Police spent over 14 hours searching Jackson's Neverland Ranch on Tuesday more

Courtney Love was charged with illegal possession of drugs on Tuesday. Love was indicted on 2 felony counts for having the painkillers hydrocodone and oxycodone in her possession when she was arrested earlier this month more

In other report: Courtney Love was arrested on Thursday on drug related charges and then shortly after her release, she was rushed to a hospital after an apparent overdose. more

Motley Crue's Vince Neil is reportedly wanted by police in Nevada for allegedly assaulting a prostitute. Rock Confidential reports: According to the Lyon's County Sheriff's Office, there is a warrant for the arrest of Vince Neil for assaulting Trixxxie Blue [of the infamous Bunny Ranch in Nevada]. The Case# is 03-2457. The event happened on July 11, 2003. Trixxxie Blue called the police the night of the assault - possibly proving the severity of the case. The file does include pictures of a badly bruised Trixxxie Blue.

U.S. sales ofMetallica's latest album, which fell off the pop charts earlier this month, are a "bummer," according to the veteran rock group's singer, James Hetfield. But the band is not giving up on its U.S. fans, and plans to launch a six-month tour of indoor arenas on March 2, it announced backstage at the American Music Awards on Sunday. more

Seems Eddie Van Halen was one of the guitarist who tried out during Limp Bizkit's bogus guitarist search. more

The latest rock n' roll battle of the words comes courtesy of Down/Pantera/Superjoint Ritual vocalist Phil Anselmo and Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich. Both bashing are too long to recount here, but you can read them here

It is believed that Coldplay frontman Chris Martin has been charged with "malicious damage" by Australian police after an alleged altercation with a photographer at a beach resort. As previously reported in our Day In Rock report, Martin was accused with vandalizing the car of a press photographer. more

Johnny Cash, "The Man in Black" who became a towering figure in American music with such hits as "Folsom Prison Blues," "I Walk the Line" and "A Boy Named Sue," died Friday. He was 71. more

Singer-songwriter Warren Zevon, who battled death with the same twisted sense of humor found in his songs "Life'll Kill Ya," "Werewolves of London" and "Excitable Boy," has lost his yearlong fight against lung cancer at age 56. more

Bobby Hatfield of the Righteous Brothers died Wednesday night after suffering a heart attack. The 63-year-old singer's body was found on a bed in a hotel room at approximately 7 p.m. EST. He was scheduled to perform at 7:30 at Miller Auditorium on the Western Michigan University campus. more

Sam Phillips, the man whose creative genius kicked off rockabilly and the careers of Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash in his little Sun Studios building in Memphis in the fifties, died on Wednesday evening aged 80. more

The Oscar nominated singer Elliot Smith died on Tuesday of a suspected suicide. 34-year-old singer/songwriter's body was discovered by his girlfriend at their Los Angeles apartment and he was pronounced dead an hour later at a nearby hospital. more

Erik Braunn, 52, the lead guitarist on Iron Butterfly's classic heavy metal anthem of 1968 "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida," died of cardiac arrest Friday in Los Angeles. more

While Americans were celebrating Independence Day on July 4th, the music world lost a legend Legendary soul singer, songwriter, and producer Barry White died Friday (July 4) at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. more

The first federal criminal prosecution of an online music pirate happened Thursday, when 21-year-old Mark Shumaker pleaded guilty to violating copyright laws. more

It was a surreal night at the Viper Room in Hollywood on Monday, where fans got to see two different Enuff Z'nuff's perform. more

Motorhead were inducted into the Hollywood Rock Walk this afternoon (Sept 1st) during a ceremony at the Whisky A Go Go on Sunset Blvd and Lemmy gives the Rock Walk the finger. report and photos

Jack Bruce is recovering from a near fatal liver transplant. Bruce is best known for his work as bass player and vocalist for the 60's supergroup power-trio Cream, which also featured guitarist Eric Clapton and drummer Ginger Baker. more

Metallian.com is reporting that the members of the defunct punk/metal fusion band Excel are considering legal action against Metallica over the latter's song "Enter Sandman", which they claim borrows heavily from the Excel track "Tapping Into The Emotional Void". more

We'll be back tomorrow with a look at the biggest stories from the first half of 2004 as our end of the decade countdown continues. -

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