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

- Jason Newsted Dropping Off Gigantour for a Week to Recover From Walking Pneumonia: [Loudwire]

- GWAR to Unleash New Album 'Battle Maximus' in September: [Loudwire]

- Greatest Metal Guitarist, Round 2 - Vote!: [Loudwire]

- Burzum's Varg Vikernes Speaks Out on Recent Arrest for Suspicion of Terrorist Plot: [Loudwire]

- 10 Best Metal Albums of 1983: [Loudwire]

- Machine Head Frontman Robb Flynn Celebrates His 46th Birthday in Drag: [Noisecreep]

- Ozzy Osbourne Joins Artists Ripping ‘Rolling Stone’ Boston Bomber Cover: [Noisecreep]

- Alice Cooper Announces Fall Tour Dates: [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- KISS Give Wounded War Veteran New House: [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- 10 Bands That Owe the Ramones a Round: [Diffuser.fm]