The top hard rock and metal stories from Loudwire and around the web for March 5, 2014:

- Iron Maiden's 'Trooper' Ale Sells 3.5 Million Pints in Under a Year: [Loudwire]

- Accuser of Lostprophets' Ian Watkins Arrested for Possessing Indecent Images: [Loudwire]

- Metallica's Kirk Hammett: We're Just a Little Thrash Band From San Francisco: [Loudwire]

- Foo Fighters Drummer Taylor Hawkins Unveils New Band The Birds of Satan: [Loudwire]

- Mastodon Guitarist Bill Kelliher Confirms Neurosis' Scott Kelly Guest Spot on New Album: [Loudwire]

- Tremonti Talk Origins of the Band, Inspirations + More While Aboard ShipRocked 2014: [Loudwire]

- HIM Hitting the Road With Anathema, Plot Digital and Physical Album Reissues: [Loudwire]

- Vital Vinyl: Mount Salem's Emily Kopplin Discusses Band's Debut EP 'Endless': [Loudwire]

- Wearing KISS Makeup Causes High School Seniors to Be Sent Home on 'Celebrity Day': [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- John Paul Jones Pushes Led Zeppelin's Avant-Garde Side Even Further With New Album: [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- Winger, 'Rat Race' - Exclusive Video Premiere: [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- 10 Things You Didn't Know About the Red Hot Chili Peppers: [Diffuser.fm]