The top hard rock and metal stories from Loudwire and around the web for Feb. 12, 2014:

- Axl Rose Offers Unique Response to Danish Giraffe Killing Controversy: [Loudwire]

- Lamb Of God's John Campbell and Director Don Argott Discuss 'As the Palaces Burn' Documentary: [Loudwire]

- Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme Lashes Out at Imagine Dragons + the Grammys: [Loudwire]

- Kid Rock, Five Finger Death Punch + Deftones Lead 2014 River City Rockfest: [Loudwire]

- Metallica's 'One' Collaboration With Lang Lang Now Available on iTunes: [Loudwire]

- Slipknot, Dead Kennedys Members + More Recruited for Teenage Time Killer: [Loudwire]

- 10 Best Metal Albums of 1984: [Loudwire]

- A Day to Remember Speak About Their Biggest Influences - Exclusive Video: [Loudwire]

- Ghost B.C. Singer Papa Emeritus II Removes Makeup for Three-Song Set: [Loudwire]

- Mashup of Limp Bizkit's 'Break Stuff' and 'Thomas the Tank Engine' Theme Will Crack You Up: [Loudwire]

- Lamb of God to Appear on 'That Metal Show' + 'Liquid Metal' as New Documentary Hits Theaters: [Loudwire]

- Cynic's Paul Masvidal on 'Kindly Bent to Free Us,' Late Death Frontman Chuck Shuldiner + More: [Loudwire]

- Sammy Hagar Urges FDA to Allow Experimental Cancer Treatment for Drummer's Wife: [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- Phil Collen Talks Def Leppard's 'Slang' Reissue: [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- The Answer, 'New Horizon' - Video Premiere: [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- Mother, 'Dying Day' - Exclusive Lyric Video Premiere: [Noisecreep]