- Lamb of God's Randy Blythe now has a trial date for his alleged manslaughter charge in the Czech Republic. [Loudwire]

- A new tarantula species has been named after Megadeth's Dave Mustaine. [Loudwire]

- The surviving Nirvana members and Paul McCartney have released the 'Sound City' soundtrack song 'Cut Me Some Slack.' [Loudwire]

- In the wake of the Connecticut school shootings, a number of rockers took to social networks to voice their condolences. [Loudwire]

- Papa Roach have unveiled the new video for 'Where Did the Angels Go.' [Loudwire]

- The assault and weapons case against former Cro-Mags bassist Harley Flanagan has been dismissed. [Loudwire]

- Ho! Ho! Hope you turn it up, as Diffuser.fm counts down the 10 Best Christmas Songs. [Diffuser.fm]

- The Black Keys will head to Michigan to begin recording their next album. [Diffuser.fm]

- Deep Purple now has a release date for their next studio album. [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- Asia have to call off their U.K. tour after Carl Palmer came down ill. [Ultimate Classic Rock]