The hard rock world is still in shock from yesterday's news that Lostprophets frontman Ian Watkins had been charged with child sex offenses.

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.

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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.

Tour Dates:

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]

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