Day In Rock 12/22: Metallica Rape- Leftover Crack Drummer Dies- Snoop Sues- NIN With Teeth- Satyricon Rape Arrests- Children of Bodom Injury- Throwdown Now Loveless- Crown Frontman Returns- Gwar- God Forbid- Mudvayne- Solo Graves- Sublime Tribute- Fight DVD- Mercury Rev - Sum 41 Go Chuck Yourself Tour- Social D- 3 Doors Down- Slipknot Auction- more
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Metallica Rape
Blabbermouth reports: Two 19-year-old Georgia men will go before the grand jury in Tennessee on charges related to an overnight stay with two 12-year-old Maryville, TN girls whom they met through a METALLICA chat room on the Internet, according to The Daily Times. 

The men allegedly met the girls on the Internet and spent the night of Oct. 5 and the early morning hours of Oct. 6 with them in a motel room on U.S. 411 South. 

Juan Manuel Coronado II of Marietta, Ga., was bound over for rape of a child and contributing to the unruliness of a juvenile. He is free on $77,500 bond. 

His friend, Geoffrey Ray Dennis of Kennesaw, Ga., will go before the grand jury on charges of aggravated sexual battery and also contributing to the unruliness of a minor. He has remained in the Blount County Jail under a $52,500 bond since his arrest Oct. 7. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Satyricon Rape Arrests
Blabbermouth reports: SATYRICON guitarists Steinar Gundersen and A.O. Gronbech were arrested and charged in Canada for drugging and raping a woman in the band's tour bus after a concert in Toronto. 

"I can confirm that the Norwegian consul in Toronto has been in contact with the arrestees, and followed up by, among other things, visiting them in jail and obtaining legal assistance," said Anne Lene Dale Sandstein, press officer of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to Norwegian TV 2 Nettavisen. 

According to Canadian police, the crimes were committed after SATYRICON had performed at the club Fun Haus in Toronto last Tuesday (Dec. 14), reported the Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet. 

"A woman from Toronto explained that she went with the two Norwegian musicians to their tour bus," said Kristin Bacharach at the Toronto police to the paper. There she was reportedly drugged and sexually assaulted. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Children of Bodom Injury
Blabbermouth reports: According to the CHILDREN OF BODOM fan site Scythes-of-Bodom.com, CHILDREN OF BODOM guitarist Alexi Laiho broke his arm and will most likely be forced to sit out the upcoming "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott (DAMAGEPLAN, PANTERA) tribute concert that is scheduled to be held in Helsinki, Finland on January 15, 2005.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Blabbermouth also has news on VINCE NEIL's Dallas Soundman Assault: Exclusive 'Before' And 'After' Photos Posted Online, Former THE CROWN Frontman Launches New Band, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN Named MTV 'Advance Warning' Artist, AEROSMITH Guitarist Grateful For Happy Family At Christmas, HEATHEN To Enter Studio In January and more click here to check it out

Leftover Crack Drummer Dies
Aversion reports: Leftover Crack's drummer died in his sleep after a Friday (Dec. 17) show. 

The band reported that drummer Brandon Chevalier-Kolling died in his sleep while in a hotel in Dallas. No cause of death was given for the 24-year-old drummer. [more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

NIN With Teeth
Aversion reports: Trent Reznor's renamed Nine Inch Nails' upcoming album. 

Dumping the working title Bleeding Through, Reznor announced on his Web site that the follow-up to 1999's The Fragile (Nothing/Interscope)will be titled With Teeth. [more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Aversion also has news on Pixies Plan Concert DVDs, Yo La Tengo Compilation in Works, Mogwai Comp Collects Radio Sessions, Tom Waits to Star in Film, Tsunami Bomb Tapes Concert for DVD and more click here to check it out

Snoop Sues
AP reports: Rap singer Snoop Dogg has sued a woman and her attorneys for extortion, alleging they demanded $5 million to keep silent about an alleged assault against her, according to a lawsuit. 

The lawsuit, filed in Superior Court on Dec. 10, said Snoop Dogg — whose real name is Calvin Broadus — was not involved in the alleged assault at a performance in 2003. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Throwdown Now Loveless
Lambgoat reports: Throwdown guitarist Tommy Love has now quit the band. The split was an amicable one, as Tommy has chosen to focus on his job, which has made touring difficult. He played his final show with the group earlier this week at the Glasshouse in Pomona, CA. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Crown Frontman Returns
IAYM reports: Johan Lindstrand (ex-The Crown) has forged a new project dubbed One Man Army And The Undead Quartet and will soon be releasing a five track promo CD under the moniker. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Gwar Support
IAYM reports: All That Remains and Alabama Thunderpussy will play the supporting roles on GWAR's next run of U.S. stops which commence in late January[more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
God Forbid
IAYM reports: God Forbid have set "IV: The Constitution Of Treason" as the tentative title to their forthcoming new album which they will commence writing early in the new year. In the meantime, a full U.S. tour is in the works and is expected to take place next March/April with the promise of a 'sick bill' overhanging. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: IAYM also has news on Twisted Sister DVD Forthcoming, Mortician + More: U.S. Tour, Sno-Core: Remaining Dates Announced Magna-Fi Tour Dates , MCR: "Helena" Video Shoot and more click here to check it out

Mudvayne Set Release
The PRP reports: Mudvayne are reportedly planning a March 29th release date through Epic for their new album "Lost And Found". - Click Here for the Full Story 
Solo Graves
Punkbands.com reports: Horror High, a new Horror Rock label and entertainment company out of Phoenix, AZ, just announced that their first release for 2005 will be a CD by Ex-Misfit Michale Graves. This will be Graves' debut release under his full name, and the first since his last effort, entitled Graves, with former Misfit Dr. Chud. Graves and Chud left legendary punk band the Misfits in October of 2000. The new effort marks a return to Graves' horrifying roots – melodic creepiness. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Sublime Tribute
Totalrock reports: Pennywise and Fishbone both contribute songs to ‘Look At All The Love We've Found', a tribute album to Californian ska-punks Sublime who split up in 1996 when frontman Brad Nowell died from a heroin overdose. Due out next Summer, the record also includes Mike Watt/Stephen Perkins and Camper Van Beethoven. - Click Here for the Full Story 
Fight DVD
Totalrock reports: Fight, the band formed by Rob Halford after he left Judas Priest, are planning to release a DVD. TotalRock understands that this would concentrate on live footage shot around the time of the band's first album, 1993's ‘War Of Words'.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Totalrock also has news on Porcupine Tree Spike UK, Alter Bridge In Manchester, Inbreeding Across Britain, Good Charlotte Star In Pop Spat, Hate Touring and more click here to check it out

Mercury Rev Digital EPs
DiS reports: Mercury Rev have announced that their forthcoming sixth album ‘The Secret Migration' will be initially released as a series of download only EPs.

 The album will be ‘properly' released in May, but preceding that date, there will be four online EP releases, each featuring tracks from the album, on 25th January, 8th March and 12th April. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: DiS also has news on Mars Volta fans: "What you're doing is f*cked", Slint-headlined ATP takes shape, Pete Doherty to bare all on Newsnight, One More Time: Daft Punk show their human side and more click here to check it out

Sum 41 Go Chuck Yourself Tour
liveDaily reports: Canadian punk-pop outfit Sum 41 will brave the cold weather of its homeland during an early 2005 tour of the country. 

The month-long trek gets underway in Montreal on Jan. 14, and stops are planned throughout Canada. 

Dubbed the "Go Chuck Yourself" tour, the outing supports "Chuck," Sum 41's follow-up to 2002's "Does This Look Infected?". [see full story for more, including dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Social D add Dates
liveDaily reports: Social Distortion, which this fall released its first new album in eight years, will continue to support the set with more tour dates in early 2005. 

The group has lined up a month-long tour of the U.S. that kicks off in Las Vegas on Feb. 3. The itinerary also includes a one-off Canadian date. [see full story for more, including dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

3 Doors Down Raise 100K
liveDaily reports: A Saturday night (12/18) dinner concert and auction raised more than $100,000 for 3 Doors Down's Better Life Foundation, which the band established this year "to make a positive change in the lives of children in need of food, shelter and medical assistance, and to enhance the lives of children and young adults with special needs," according to a press release.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: liveDaily also has news on Briefly: Sevendust, Son Seals, Fountains of Wayne, Ratdog returns to the club circuit in February, liveDaily Interview: John Oates of Hall and Oates, Briefly: Young Buck, The Beatles, Nick Cave, Chris Botti, Live Review: Brian Setzer Orchestra in Universal City, CA and more click here to check it out

Slipknot Auction for Raven, Benefit Details
Day in Rock reports: A few week's back Scott Slapp told you about baby Raven. Fellow music fans have given generously through the Ravensheart.org website but money is still needed to pay for her expensive medical treatment. A lot of musicians have stepped up to the plate and volunteered their time and talent for the forthcoming benefit concert to take place next month in Beverly Hills. antiMUSIC is proud to be a co-sponsor along with the promoter who is putting it all together, Happenin Harry. We wanted to give you an update on how the benefit is shaping up, as well as tell you about the very first auction associated with Raven's Heart that is taking place right now! 

A Benefit For Raven's Heart Foundation will take place on Thursday, January 20, 2005 at The Hard Rock Cafe' in Beverly Hills!! 

The benefit concert will feature members of Iron Maiden, Guns N Roses, AC/DC, Andrew W.K., Murderdolls, Type O Negative, Disturbed, Poison, Orgy, Danzig, Fear Factory, Disgraceful, W.A.S.P., Bang Tango, Quiet Riot, Beautiful Creatures, Ours, Cinderella, Lynch Mob, Harry And The Haptones, The Firm, Danger Danger, Ministry, The Misfits, Great White, Fishbone Plus Cast Members Of Pulp Fiction, The Usual Suspects, HBO's Deadwood, And Something About Mary. 

An auction with donations from musicians will also be available. So far the auction will include items from Slipknot, Slayer, Kill Switch Engage, Coal Chamber, And Mastodon! (If there are any bands wanting to donate items or themselves: email: contact@ravensheart.org) 

Volunteers are needed for the benefit too. Positions include: Drivers, stage hands, P.A.'s, Street Teams, hosts & hostesses, techs, soundmen/women, L.D.'s, and more. To apply, please email: RavensHeart@happeninharry.com - More info on the show and the foundation at: www.ravensheart.org 

Speaking of the auction, the first online auction item is currently up at eBay. A one of kind, Autographed 18" Slipknot Joey Jordison Doll. Too many features to this handcrafted doll to mention here, so see the full story link to learn more, see photos and place your bid. It really is for a great cause. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Fallen From The Sky Release Party
press release reports: Rock n' roll quintet, Fallen From The Sky, will release their highly anticipated new album, "Tune Out The World," on JMB Record$, on Thursday, December 30th, 2004 at 6:30 PM at The Factory, located at 2750 E. Oakland Park Blvd. in Ft. Lauderdale. Fallen From The Sky will perform alongside The Agency (featuring Mike Marsh of Dashboard Confessional), The Enablers and The Secret French Kissing Society for this special one night concert. Admission is $8 and can be purchased at the door. Fallen From The Sky will play first.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Best of 2004 Countdown
As we close in on the New Year, we will be unveiling our writers' picks for the best of 2004. 

Every day we will be posting a new Top 5 list from one of our writers, selected at random. At the conclusion we will reveal the master list. We also want to let you take part and will be accepting nominations for a readers choice list. 

Today Dr Fever gives us his Top 5 of 2004. (click the full story link to read his comments on the CDs and for related links for release and to submit your picks for the readers choice list - and see past days lists you may have missed!) 

Dr Fever's Top 5 of 2004: 

1. Clutch - Blast Tyrant 
2. Isis - Panopticon
3. Dillinger Escape Plan - Miss Machine
4. Hot Water Music - The New What Next
5. Converge - You Fail Me

 HONORABLE MENTIONS: The Beastie Boys- To The 5 Boroughs | Alabama Thunderpussy - Fulton Hill | Kill Whitney Dead - Never Good Enough For You | With Honor - Heart Means Everything | The Hidden Hand - Mother. Teacher. Destroyer. | Eminem - Encore 

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