Lostprophets Band Members in a 'State of Shock' After Singer's Arrest + More News
Watkins has been charged with conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a female under 13 and possession/distribution of indecent images of children. He was denied bail after appearing at a magistrates' court in Cardiff Bay yesterday (Dec. 19).
The rest of Lostprophets released the following statement regarding Watkins' arrest:
"Following charges made today against Ian Watkins, we find ourselves in a state of shock. We are learning about the details of the investigation along with you. It is a difficult time for us and our families, and we want to thank our fans for their support as we seek answers."
Stay tuned to Noisecreep for more info on the case.
Revolver and Guitar World have announced Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider as the honoree at 2nd annual Rock & Roll Roast comedy series. The roast will take place at The Grove in Anaheim, California on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 and will air live on AXS TV at Midnight ET/9PM PT. A portion of all proceeds will benefit MusiCares®, a nonprofit organization of The Recording Academy® that provides emergency financial assistance and addiction recovery resources to music people in need.
Roastmaster Penn Jillette, along with last year's honoree Zakk Wylde, Anthrax's Scott Ian, Lita Ford, WWE legend Mick Foley and That Metal Show host Eddie Trunk, as well as comedy and roast veterans Jim Norton, Craig Gass, Jim Florentine and more, will be on hand to skewer Snider.
"Roasters remember: P.A.M.F. Payback's A Mutha F**ker!," Snider said, while Rock & Roll Roast Executive Producer Josh Bernstein stated, "They say you only roast the ones you love, but with Dee Snider, we'll be making an exception." Zing. Let the roasting begin. [Via Press Release]
Flyleaf and Drowning Pool will embark on a co-headline tour in February. It is the coming out party for each band's new singer: Flyleaf welcomes Kristen May, while Drowning Pool debuts Jasen Moreno. New year, new singers, new tour.
Feb 21 - Philadelphia, PA - TLA
Feb 22 - Pittsburgh, PA - Altar Bar
Feb 23 - Hartford, CT - Webster
Feb 24 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
Feb 27 - Huntington, NY - Paramount
Feb 28 - New York, NY - Irving
Mar 01 - Asbury Park, NJ - Asbury Park
Mar 02 - Silver Spring, MD - Fillmore
Mar 05 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogarts
Mar 06 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
Mar 08 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection
Mar 09 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrews Hall
Mar 10 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
Mar 14 - Denver, CO - The Summit Music Hall
Mar 15 - Salt Lake City, UT - ITV
Mar 16 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory
Mar 17 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory
Mar 19 - Reno, NV - Knitting Factory
Mar 21 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
Mar 23 - Tempe, AZ - The Marquee
Mar 24 - Tucson, AZ - Rock
Mark Hunter of Chimaira has weighed in on All That Remains' frontman Phil Labonte's questionable choice of words on a political issue. He also offered an update on his band, saying they are in the studio. [Metal Insider]