The top rock and metal stories from Loudwire and around the web for July 25, 2014:

Metallica's Kirk Hammett Returns to Roots by Playing on Exodus' 'Salt in the Wound': [Loudwire]

Rob Zombie Taking 'Great American Nightmare' Halloween Horror Attraction to Chicago Area: [Loudwire]

Tool Guitarist Adam Jones Offers Album Update, Talks Lawsuit Frustrations: [Loudwire]

- 20 Signature Rock + Metal Beers - Rankings: [Loudwire]

The Offspring Promote 'Summer Nationals' Tour By Covering Bad Religion + Pennywise: [Loudwire]

- 18 Rock + Metal Musician Movie Cameos: [Loudwire]

Blood on the Dance Floor Booted Off Combichrist Tour Due to Online Allegations: [Loudwire]

Eddie Vedder, Unlike Jack White, Had a Blast at a Cubs Game: [Diffuser.fm]

- Listen to Jack White Cover Jimi Hendrix: [Diffuser.fm]

- Battle Royale: Islander Edge The Pretty Reckless for Video Countdown Top Spot: [Noisecreep]

Ace Frehley Talks Upcoming Book: 'I Probably Have Enough Stories for Five': [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- The History of John Rutsey and Rush: [Ultimate Classic Rock]