Singer Seriously Injured in Crash- Clash Stroke Denied- King Diamond Heart Surgery- Ozzy Car Crash- Kyuss Plan CD- Taking Back Sunday- Mars Volta Leak?- Dio Vinyl- more (Recap)

Singer Seriously Injured in Crash- Clash Stroke Denied- King Diamond Heart Surgery- Ozzy Car Crash- Kyuss Plan CD- Taking Back Sunday- Mars Volta Leak?- Dio Vinyl- more was a top story on Wednesday, December 15. Here is our recap: A look back at the top rock stories of the week of Dec 13th - The Day in Rock Digest for 12/13/10: While driving throughout the winter, watch out for black ice! It's advice Ross The Boss vocalist Patrick Fuchs wishes he had heeded as he drove on the Autobahn after departing a Kaiser Slautern, Germany recording studio on Wednesday morning. Neither speeding, nor under the influence, Fuchs hit a patch of ice on a sharp turn and lost control of his car, flipping it over and totaling it. Fuchs remains hospitalized in serious condition with broken ribs and a punctured spleen more

King Diamond has undergone triple-bypass heart surgery. The famed Mercyful Fate/King Diamond band frontman was rushed to hospital on November 29, where it was found that he'd had several heart attacks, and that the only way to unblock three clogged arteries was open heart surgery. more

The recently-released double-disc DIO album, Dio At Donington UK: Live 1983 & 1987, is about to get a glorious vinyl makeover. On February 15th, 2011, the album will be issued as a double vinyl set with deluxe gatefold packaging, and on 180 gram vinyl - the first-ever Dio album to be released in this high quality vinyl format. more

It seems like R.E.M. fanclub members are getting an early Christmas present this year. Keeping with the tradition of releasing exclusive Christmas singles, the band has sent out discs featuring two new tracks: a cover of Darlene Love's Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) The track features the return of original R.E.M. drummer Bill Berry. more

Whitechapel will embark on the "Welcome To Hell Tour" in February 2011 with support from The Acacia Strain, Veil Of Maya, Chelsea Grin and I Declare War. more

For their new album 'Killing Time' due out early next year, Bayside bassist Nick Ghanbarian says the band was given all the time they needed to record the new album, a first for the band. The extra time afforded the band the luxury having time to develop songs rather than write them and immediately record them like they had done in the past. more

Jesu have released a new digital single titled Christmas. The three-song single features the title track, clocking in at 8:45 and two remixes. more

Flotsam And Jetsam has announced that they have parted ways with guitarist Mark Simpson, following the revelation that the band would be utilizing their former duo of Michael Gilbert and Ed Carlson on their forthcoming Mexican shows. more

The former Accept frontman teamed up with the band Evil Disposition to record "Jingle Balls", a new interpretation of the Christmas song "Jingle Bells" and the Accept hymn "Balls The The Wall" more

Sodom have announced the addition of drummer Markus "Makka" Freiwald to the group's ranks. more

Engineer Nick Blagona is mixing Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan's new solo album at Jukasa Studios - a tax-free, state-of-the-art recording studio built on a native reserve in Canada saves non-native Canadians money and non-residents hassle. more

Bon Jovi could sign a deal with an independent record company. Drummer Tico Torres has admitted to Undercover News: "We are still on a major label. But we can see the writing on the wall". more

Suicidal Tendencies will embark on an Australian tour in May 2011. more

The Day in Rock Digest for 12/14/10: Yesterday on The Mars Volta fan forum The Comatorium, what many speculated to be a leaked track from the band's upcoming 6th album slipped out. Have a listen here

Gorillaz have said that news reports about bassist Paul Simonon (The Clash) being taken to hospital in Sydney and suffering from a stroke are incorrect. more

Peter Bjorn and John are back with a new record, set to hit stores on March 29th. The usually self produced band have chosen to enlist the skills of Per Sunding (ex-Eggstone) as producer. more

In light of the recent hospitalization of No Use For A Name bassist Matt Riddle, the band has cancelled/postponed their "Almost 25th Anniversary Tour" that was scheduled for January in the United States more

Former Dio guitarist Craig Goldy has told Classic Rock that he's put together a new band with vocalist Chas West (Bonham), bassist Sean McNabb (Quiet Riot, Great White) and drummer Gary Holland (Great White). more

Queen Play Rock Band Live At Wembley Stadium! As most will be aware Queen appear on Rock Band 3... But you will never have seen Rock Band or Bohemian Rhapsody quite played like this more

Motorhead will release their new studio album, The Wörld Is Yours, on February 8th in North America. more

Murder By Death has unveiled a new box set due out in January. They explained: MBD is releasing a boxed set version of our five albums plus a bunch of other material- it's in a wooden box with Murder By Death burned into the cover. more

Death's seventh and final album 'The Sound of Perseverance' will see its official re-issue on February 15th in North America (February 21 internationally) via Relapse Records. The first in a series of official Death re-issues slated for 2011 more

Whitesnake vocalist David Coverdale and guitarist Doug Aldrich have donated a few great auction items available at the Y&T site to benefit bass player and all round great guy Phil Kennemore, who is battling metastatic cancer. more

Sick Of It All has announced their first tour of 2011. The group will hit the road in mid-January with Outbreak and Alpha & Omega in tow. more

Glasvegas have revealed the replacement for recently departed drummer Caroline McKay. The band have told NME that they have recruited Swede Jonna Löfgren more

On this day in 1962, Bill Wyman made his live debut with The Rolling Stones at the Ricky Tick Club, Star and Garter Hotel in Windsor, England. The group were known as The Rollin' Stones during this period.

On this day in 2004, The funeral took place in Arlington, Texas for Damageplan and Pantera guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. Eddie Van Halen placed Darrell's original black and yellow stripes guitar into the KISS Kasket he was buried in. Several thousand fans and friends gathered at the Arlington Convention Center in Arlington, to mourn the guitarist's death. Darrell was shot five times in the back of the head during a gig at the Alrosa Villa Club in Columbus on December 8, 2004 by a mentally ill former U.S. Marine. Damageplan's drum technician, John Brooks, and tour manager, Chris Paluska, were both injured in the incident. Find out what else happened on this date in music history here

The Day in Rock Digest for 12/15/10: Ozzy Osbourne's Ferrari hit a Mercedes from behind right before entering an L.A. highway on Tuesday morning. Both parties waited for police to arrive and then traded information - departing without incident. There were no injuries and damage was minor. more

Kyuss Lives!, the project featuring three former members of Kyuss, vocalist John Garcia, bassist Nick Oliveri and drummer Brant Bjork, are planning to record together. more

Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry will join Paul Rodgers (Bad Company, Queen, Free), Michael Anthony (Chickenfoot, Ex-Van Halen), Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin) and Peter Frampton in the M&B All Star Band that will be performing at The Mark & Brian Christmas Show at the Nokia Theatre more

Taking Back Sunday have almost finished their fifth studio album. The band announced the news via their official Twitter page, Twitter.com/tbsofficial, saying they were on the "home stretch" on the last song they were recording. more

Cynic has announced the departure of guitarist Tymon Kruidenier and bassist Robin Zielhorst. Remaining members Paul Masvidal and Sean Reinert have issued an explanation. Read it here

As I Lay Dying will headline a February/March U.S. tour with support from Winds Of Plague and After The Burial. more

The Menzingers are reporting that they were robbed last night in Montreal, Quebec. Everyone is the band is okay, but they're currently trying to recoup their loses. more

Iron Maiden are confirmed to headline the Sonisphere festival in Poland in 2011 more

Whitechapel will embark on its first-ever European headlining tour in April 2011 with support from The Acacia Strain and Impending Doom. more

Whitechapel has selected Rocketown in Nashville, TN as the location for the new music video for the track "Breeding Violence," off the band's latest release A New Era of Corruption. more

On this day in 1969, John Lennon played what would be his final-ever gig in the U.K., when he appeared at The Lyceum Ballroom, London, with the Plastic Ono Band in a UNICEF "Peace for Christmas" benefit. George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Delaney and Bonnie, Billy Preston and The Who's drummer, Keith Moon, also took part.

On this day in 1977, The Sex Pistols were refused entry into the U.S. two days before a scheduled NBC TV appearance. Johnny Rotten was denied because of a drugs conviction, Paul Cook and Sid Vicious because of "moral turpitude," and Steve Jones because of his criminal record. Find out what else happened on this date in music history here

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