- Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins has been arrested on charges of some very heinous crimes. [Loudwire]

- Dave Grohl has taken a shine to this directing thing, as he's stepped behind the lens to film Soundgarden's 'By Crooked Steps' clip. [Loudwire]

- Flyleaf and Drowning Pool, both showing off new singers, will team up for a North American trek next year. [Loudwire]

- Deuce provides a little cheer with new digital holiday cards. [Loudwire]

- Twisted Sister's Dee Snider will be roasted by the likes of Zakk Wylde and Scott Ian at the 2nd Annual 'Rock & Roll Roast.' [Loudwire]

- Foster the People's 'Pumped Up Kicks' has been pulled from rotation by a Los Angeles station in the wake of the Newtown, Conn. tragedy. [Diffuser.fm]

- Former Ween member Aaron Freeman has apparently announced plans to undergo a sex change. [Diffuser.fm]

- Bruce Springsteen, the Who and the Rolling Stones head up the new '12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief' benefit compilation. [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- Ted Nugent's 'Gun Country' special will not be turned into a series for Discovery Channel. [Ultimate Classic Rock]