The top hard rock and metal stories from Loudwire and around the web for Feb. 7, 2014:

- Traffic Circle in Poland Renamed 'Jeff Hanneman Circle Pit' After Charity Auction: [Loudwire]

- Godsmack Offer Big Updates on New Album: [Loudwire]

- Vinnie Paul: 'Pantera Could Have Been the Rolling Stones of Heavy Metal': [Loudwire]

- Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme Verbally Destroys Stage-Rushing Fan: [Loudwire]

- What If 'The Walking Dead' Was Recast With Rock + Metal Musicians?: [Loudwire]

- Chevelle's Sam Loeffler Talks 'La Gargola' Album + 'More Cowbell' With 'Loudwire Reloaded': [Loudwire]

- Lacuna Coil Unleash New Song 'Nothing Stands in Our Way': [Loudwire]

- Redlight King, 'Times Are Hard' - Exclusive Lyric Video Premiere: [Loudwire]

- Arnel Pineda Denies Rumors He Wants Out of Journey: [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- Melvins' Buzz Osbourne Announces First-Ever Solo Acoustic Tour: [Diffuser.fm]

- Battle Royale: Stryper Stand Atop Video Countdown for Third Week: [Noisecreep]