Big start to the week in rock + metal news today (Feb. 6), as Killswitch Engage let fans know they are reuniting with original singer Jesse Leach, while Axl Rose celebrated his 50th birthday -- and even got a greeting from Slash, who had some big news of his own about his next solo album.

Also, Nikki Sixx is set to make his acting debut, Slayer announce they are hitting the studio in March to record their next album and Children of Bodom frontman Alexi Laiho talks about the band's 15th anniversary tour.

Check out all of today’s stories on Loudwire, plus some favorites from around the Web, in the links below:

Today on Loudwire:

Singer Jesse Leach Rejoins Killswitch Engage
Slash Tweets 'Happy Birthday' to Axl Rose
Watch the Budweiser Super Bowl Commercial Featuring the Cult's 'She Sells Sanctuary'
Anthrax and In This Moment Added to 2012 Rock on the Range Lineup
Nikki Sixx to Make Acting Debut in Indie Film
Children of Bodom Frontman Alexi Laiho Talks 15th Anniversary Tour and More
Slayer Hitting Studio in March for New Album

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