The top rock and metal stories from Loudwire and around the web for Sept. 8, 2014:

Foo Fighters to Gene Simmons: 'Not So Fast' on 'Rock Is Dead' Declaration: [Loudwire]

Days of the New Announce Breakup Onstage, Future of Band in Doubt: [Loudwire]

Korn Aiming to Get 'Heavier' and 'Dirtier' on Next Album: [Loudwire]

Lamb of God's 'As the Palaces Burn' Documentary Receives October DVD Release: [Loudwire]

- Former Flyleaf Singer Lacey Sturm Reveals Reason for Exit: [Loudwire]

Cannibal Corpse, 'A Murderer's Pact' - Exclusive Song Premiere: [Loudwire]

Philm, 'Fire From the Evening Sun' - Exclusive Song Premiere: [Loudwire]

Chris Jericho Talks Third Book, Tattoos + Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: [Loudwire]

Crucified Barbara, 'In the Red' - Exclusive Album Stream: [Loudwire]

Ted Nugent Predicts Terrorist Attack: [Ultimate Classic Rock]

Deep Purple's Ian Gillan Leads Thousands of Guitarists Through 'Smoke on the Water': [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- Perfect Back to School Playllst: [Diffuser.fm]

Afghan Whigs Announce 21st Anniversary Deluxe Reissue of 'Gentlemen': [Diffuser.fm]