Rage Against The TV Idol Machine- Weezer Cancel Tour Due To Accident- Pete Doherty Arrested For Smashing Stupidity- Suburbs Star Dies and more

A Facebook group dedicated to keeping Simon Cowell's X-Factor winner off the Christmas Number One spot has gained nearly 300,000 followers, reports Rock Radio. Rage Against The Machine for Christmas No.1 is encouraging rock fans to buy the classic track Killing In The Name as a download single from December 13, in a bid to stop the talent show winner from heading the chart on December 25. more

Weezer has canceled the rest of its December tour after the lead singer was injured in a bus crash in New York where the group's tour bus skidded on ice, struck a guide rail and slid into a ditch Sunday morning. more

Pete Doherty got into his second round of trouble in Germany in one week after he was arrested for throwing a pint glass at a car and breaking its back window on the weekend. more
Mariachi El Bronx has taken a short break from kicking sombrero ass to film a new video and record a Christmas song with touring partners The Killers. Come get a yuletide facial here

Meshuggah's new live DVD+CD release, entitled Alive, will be released on February 5th in Europe and February 9th in North America. details

If you haven't yet picked up Switchfoot's latest album 'Hello Hurricane,' Amazon is running a special right now where you can get it digitally for just $5.00! Grab it here

The Outlaws, the storied Southern Rock band whose career has spanned four decades, completed their latest recording in the summer of 2007. On the verge of its release, band founder and legendary guitarist Hughie Thomasson passed away unexpectedly. The studio album 'Once an Outlaw', a true project of passion for Thomasson, was never released. The family of Thomasson is pleased to announce it plans to release 'Once an Outlaw', a poignant and almost mystical piece of work produced and recorded by Hughie Thomasson in Tampa, Florida, in 2010. more

Coheed and Cambria will release Year of the Black Rainbow in April, 2010. more

Classic Rock Magazine has announced what they promise will be "the best new rock festival in the world" - and they're backing it up by listing Emerson, Lake and Palmer and ZZ Top as headline acts. more

The Moondance Jam, the country's pre-eminent classic rock festival, has announced the initial booking for this year's festival, which takes place July 14th - 17th, 2010. Legendary southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd will headline the closing night of the festival more

Something Corporate will be reuniting for 2010 Bamboozle Left festival in Anaheim, CA in March. more

The Funeral Pyre is currently writing material for a new full-length. The group has written nine songs thus far and says that "We'll probably be recording sometime early to mid next year" more

Bruce C. Allen the lead guitarist for influential Minneapolis alternative rock band, the Suburbs has died. The Music's Over reports that In ailing health over the past several years, Allen was admitted to a local hospital in recent weeks for uncontrollable bleeding and internal organ failure. He passed away after being taken off life support on December 7, 2009. more

Enuff Z'nuff are heading over to Europe in the New Year for a tour with Faster Pussycat. This will be the first Euro since frontman Donnie Vie returned to the band. Chip Z'nuff says there is a chance that Steven Adler might join them to sit in a few songs, but that hasn't be solidified yet. Also of note: Although Jake E. Lee was the guitarist on the band's latest album, he is not touring with the band. You can grab the dates here.

Irepress has announced the addition of Benji Gram (ex-Eroica) to their line-up on guitar. The group notes that "Many of you who have been keeping up with our tour blogs should know that Ben has been Irepress' right-hand man for the past year with being our tech on the road. more

Bart Steele discusses his lawsuit against Bon Jovi, Major League Baseball etc. You can check out the four part interview. If you want to understand his reasoning behind the controversial lawsuit, read his explanations here

Bullet For My Valentine have announced via Twitter that they have finished recording their third album for an early 2010 release. more

Happenin Harry is hosting a new night of music in Beverly Hills this coming Wednesday that will of course include his All-Star Jam where you never know who will show up and play. Grab the details here -

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