The top rock and metal stories from Loudwire and around the web for July 28, 2014:

Dave Mustaine Shoots Down Reunion With Marty Friedman + Nick Menza, Takes Jab At Kirk Hammett: [Loudwire]

Avenged Sevenfold Eyeing Return to Studio for Next Album: [Loudwire]

Slipknot Offer Fourth New Album Teaser Video: [Loudwire]

Machine Head, Children of Bodom, Epica + Battlecross Announce 2014 North American Tour: [Loudwire]

Ace Frehley on Former KISS Bandmates: 'They'll Look Foolish When My New Album Comes Out': [Loudwire]

- Joe Torre Name Checks Metallica During Baseball Hall of Fame Acceptance Speech: [Loudwire]

Iron Maiden Fans Petition for the Return of Original Album Artist Derek Riggs: [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- 35 Years Ago: Joe Perry Quits Aerosmith: [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- Listen to Another New Gaslight Anthem Song, 'Stay Vicious': [Diffuser.fm]

Beastie Boys' Mural Commemorates 25th Anniversary of 'Paul's Boutique': [Diffuser.fm]