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Motorhead Murder- INXS Maiden- Alice in Chains Unplugged- Insane Clown Christmas- Wolf Parade Over?- Jack White Backlash- Blink 182 Add Dates- Guns N' BBQ- more was a top 10 story this week . Here is the recap: A look back at the top rock stories of the week of December 1st: According to the BBC News, Senior detectives have been scanning CCTV footage to identify two men involved in a fatal altercation in Leeds. Andrew Crawford, 44, of Wesley View, Pudsey, was attacked on Dudley Way near The Light shopping centre on Thursday evening. He died later in hospital. Earlier, Mr. Crawford had been at a gig by Motorhead at the O2 Academy when one of his friends' hair was set on fire. more

Portishead guitarist Adrian Utley has confirmed in an interview with BB6 Music that the band is currently working on their fourth album. more

A new Norwegian documentary on the lives of Pantera's Dimebag Darrell and Slipknot's Paul Grey has been posted online. The documentary was comprised by Norwegian Lydverket TV and features interviews from Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor and Vinnie Paul. more

Dokken singer Don Dokken is delaying his vocal surgery until January so he can participate in the upcoming New Year's Eve Benefit Concert for original Y&T bassist Phil Kennemore who was recently been diagnosed with metastatic cancer. more

Motorhead are going all out with the release of their upcoming studio album 'The World Is Yours' with a 132 page full color magazine as part of the deal. more

Hellcat Records act Civet had their van stolen in the early hours of this past Wednesday morning. The suspect led the police on a chase that started in Long Beach and ended in gunfire and a collision with a fire hydrant in the city of Paramount. more

The reunited classic "Animosity" lineup of Corrosion Of Conformity - Mike Dean (bass, vocals), Woody Weatherman (guitar) and Reed Mullin (drums) - has been confirmed for Sunn O)))'s curated event at Roadburn Festival 2011, set for April 15 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, Holland. more

Scorpions have confirmed more worldwide live dates on their Get Your Sting And Blackout World Tour 2010/2011. The band's itinerary can be viewed here

The dates for the 2011 edition of the Warped Tour have been announced. No information on venues or performers is yet available, but we do now know that the annual summer "punk" trek will kick off on June 24th in Dallas, TX, and wrap up on August 8th in Portland, OR. more

Ozzy Osbourne has joined Kerrang! Radio's first ever charity campaign. The singer, who originates from Birmingham, has become a Patron of Kerrang! Cash for Kids. The charity will raise funds for children across the West Midlands. more

Crossfade announced last week the addition of new drummer Mark Castillo who replaces drummer Will Hunt. more

CoS has bad news for Wolf Parade fans. According to attendees of the band's concert in Toronto Sat night, singer/keyboardist Spencer Krug reportedly told the audience that "this is the last show we'll play for a long time," with singer/guitarist Dan Boeckner then noting, "this is the last song we're ever gonna play." Wait there is more

Death Before Dishonor and The Mongoloids will tour Europe together early next year more

Within Temptation have rescheduled next year's UK tour, because vocalist Sharon den Ardel is expecting a baby. more

Marduk will celebrate their 20th anniversary by releasing a strictly limited-edition, "marvellous box set" in early 2011. According to the band, "This fabulous release will be a monument of the first two decades of Marduk." more

In a huge update for fans, Against Me!'s Tom Gabel has addressed a number of rumors, and made a couple huge announcements about the bands future. For starters, the band is leaving Sire Records. more

A Swedish appeals court upheld the Pirate Bay's guilty convictions on Friday, increasing the fines yet reducing the jail sentences. So what's this mean? more

Dying Fetus will see their earliest records remastered and repackaged for a series of expanded re-issues set for release in early 2011 via Relapse Records. more

Kelly Conlon (Death, Monstrosity, Vital Remains, Fires Of Babylon, Infinity Minus One) has joined Wynterborne. more

BMG Rights Management has agreed a deal to acquire Chrysalis for 107.4 million ($168.6 million). It follows three weeks of talks between BMG and Chrysalis, one of the world's biggest independent publishers. more

Smoking Popes new album, This Is Only A Test, is due out on March 15th, 2011 more

Criminal have announced the departure of lead guitarist and founding member Rodrigo Contreras. more

Michael Brandvold has posted a classic interview which should be of interest to KISS fans. Here is what he had to say about it: November 21st was the 35th anniversary of the formation of the KISS Army by Bill Starkey. I thought it would be great to dig up this old interview I did with former Program Director Rich Dickerson of WVTS-FM in Terre Haute, IN. Rich was the Program Director who was there at the formation of the KISS Army - 21 Minutes. Exact date of the interview is not known, but it occurred some time between 1995 and 1998. Check it out here

Farewell To Freeway will release their next Victory Records release on January 18th, 2011. Titled "Filthy Habits," the effort was produced by Eric Arena more

Hinder is giving away a free download of the demo version of the title track to their forthcoming album, "All American Nightmare" - all you have to do is sign up for the mailing list at HinderMusic.com

Jack White responded directly to fans' backlash against an eBay auction hosted by his own Third Man Records for one of five coveted copies of The White Stripes' first album reissue, on the double-colored vinyl edition set for extremely limited release more

Simple Minds announce 'greatest hits' forest tour Group will hit the road in June and July next year more

Death Before Dishonor and The Mongoloids will tour Europe together early next year more

The first footage of Quiet Riot performing with new singer Mark Huff has been posted online. The fan film footage, recorded by YouTube user sikkinixx51, shows the reunited band performing their classic "Metal Health" live at Denver, Colorado's Grizzly Rose Saloon on November 26th. more

Two men who were arrested by police investigating the death of a man who was attacked after a Motorhead concert in Leeds have been released on bail. more

Check out this lengthy panel discussion with Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross on the music behind The Social Network more

Cold War Kids announce 2011 UK shows. Group will play in support of their forthcoming new album 'Mine Is Yours' in February more

Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson will embark upon a 13-date acoustic tour of the UK in September 2011. more

Members of Guns N' Roses, including Dizzy Reed (keyboards) and Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (guitar), will take part in a Rock 'N' Roll BBQ / in-store event at Billy Hyde Music in the Northern Beaches suburb of Sydney, Mona Vale, Australia this Friday more

Dennis Leeflang has joined vocalist Ted Poley's (Danger Danger) solo touring band -- Leeflang most recently toured with Lita Ford more

Eric Carr's personal 924 Porsche, given to him by KISS as a contract signing bonus upon joining the band in 1980, is being sold at kissmuseum.net more

Patrick Stump reveals his solo song titled "Spotlight". Having two different versions of the track, the Fall Out Boy singer is unsure which one should make the cut to his upcoming solo album, so he wants fans' help. more

Blink 182 have added a few more gigs to their previously announced UK tour happening in July 2011. more

The Showdown will no longer participate in the upcoming "A Very Metal Christmas Tour" with Living Sacrifice and Becoming The Archetype, among others. more

The Hold Steady have launched a couple eBay auctions of some autographed rarities, with all proceeds going to the American Tinnitus Association. more

Earlier this month, Apocalyptica postponed their November and December North American tour dates due to undisclosed health issues with Perttu Kivilaakso. They have now been rescheduled in 2011 and are here

Comeback Kid and The Ghost Inside will tour Japan in late-January. more

Lizzy Borden has announced a brief run of European tour dates in December, 2010 more

J.D. Fortune, the Canadian singer who is back fronting the Australian rock band INXS on the road, told the QMI Agency in a recent interview that he has been writing tunes with Iron Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith, and that one of his songs has been picked up by producer Jerry Bruckheimer for a movie. more

Alice In Chains will perform a very special acoustic show on February 5, 2011 at Winstar Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma more

Only ICP Can Make Us Hate Christmas And Children. Insane Clown Posse is releasing a Christmas album. Before the Juggalos storm the castle, watch the hilarious video for Sugar Slam's Super Live Toy Drive here

Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil survived the first week of cuts on the new reality show Skating With The Stars by beating out actress Sean Young, who was sent home. more Vince Neil, the large body on skates, managed to not look so rock-and-roll as he wiped out on the ice in his program, landing him in the bottom two. See it here

Social Distortion will be headlining the Anaheim House of Blues 10th Anniversary on Wednesday, January 12, 2011. The show will be the 70th appearance at the venue by Social D. more

Black Tusk and Howl will co-headline a European tour in early-February more

Blackfield, the collaboration between Porcupine Tree's Steven Wilson and Aviv Geffen, are to play three English dates next spring. more

Happinet Pictures has issued a new DVD+CD set, Ozzy Osbourne - Speak Of The Devil 1982 Live Concert, available now in Japan via CDJapan. A brief description reads: Live DVD release from Ozzy Osbourne including tracks 'Over The Mountain', 'Mr. Crowley', 'Crazy Train', 'Revelation', and more for 13 songs total. more

The third full length studio album from Bullet is named 'Highway Pirates' and will be released on the February 4th more

Wretch has parted ways with drummer Chris Koshock, who joined the band in 2005 replacing Jeff Currenton (ex-Seven Witches, Winters Bane), is leaving the group to devote more time to his family and job. more

Karma To Burn is hitting the road once again, resuming live dates for the postponed tour supporting The Sword in October. more

Sodom lineup change: "After personal and private problems between Tom [Such, Sodom frontman] and Bobby, it was decided by mutual agreement the end of the cooperation between Sodom and drummer Bobby Schottkowski." more

Me First And The Gimme Gimmes are releasing a five song EP titled Go Down Under. The record coincides with, you guessed it, an Australian tour. more -

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