Here's a look at the top stories of the day on Loudwire and around the Web:

- Godsmack Working on New Album: [Loudwire]

- Dave Grohl Performs With Zac Brown Band at the Country Music Awards: [Loudwire]

- Slayer Frontman Tom Araya Elaborates on Drummer Dave Lombardo's Exit From the Band: [Loudwire]

- Trivium Talk New Album 'Vengeance Falls,' Touring, Eating Healthy + More: [Loudwire]

- Protest the Hero's 'Underbite' Video Powered by Finger Puppets: [Loudwire]

- Mysterious Rocker Nicki Rose’s Ode to Rock Stardom [Watch]: [Noisecreep]

- Favorite Alice in Chains Self-Titled Album Song – Readers Poll: [Noisecreep]

- Top 10 Albums of 2008: [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- Van Halen Logo Inspires World Peace on 'South Park': [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- Diffused: What’s the Biggest Mistake You’ve Made as an Artist?: [Diffuser.fm]

- Guided By Voices’ Kevin Fennell Talks $55,000 Drum Kit: [Rock it Out! Blog]