The top rock and metal stories from Loudwire and around the web for Dec. 2, 2014:

AC/DC's Phil Rudd Pleads 'Not Guilty' on Drug + 'Threatening to Kill' Charges; Misses Court Date: [Loudwire]

Creed Singer Scott Stapp's Son Apparently Criticizes His Dad's Recent Behavior: [Loudwire]

- Remembering Dimebag Darrell: Godsmack Members Reflect on Dimebag's Personality + Playing: [Loudwire]

- Remembering Dimebag Darrell: Sixx: A.M. / GN'R Guitarist DJ Ashba Recalls Dimebag's Generosity: [Loudwire]

- Remembering Dimebag Darrell: Five Finger Death Punch's Jeremy Spencer on Opening for Pantera: [Loudwire]

Corey Taylor on Stone Sour Split With Jim Root: 'I Just Want Him to Be Happy': [Loudwire]

- Ex Black Flag Singer Ron Reyes Cites Greg Ginn Drug Use + Child Abuse in Affidavit: [Loudwire]

Steven Tyler is Glad Joe Perry's Memoir Is Not Actually About Steven Tyler's Penis: [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- How James Bond and an Ancient Military Commander Inspired AC/DC's 'Rock or Bust': [Ultimate Classic Rock]

U2 Perform With Chris Martin + Bruce Springsteen for (RED)'s World AIDS Day: [Diffuser.fm]

XTRMST Release BitTorrent Bundle Featuring Exclusive B-Side, 'Little King': [Diffuser.fm]