The top hard rock and metal stories from Loudwire and around the web for Feb. 21, 2014:

- Crying Statue of Nirvana's Kurt Cobain Unveiled in Aberdeen Museum of History: [Loudwire]

- Rob Zombie Puts Hockey Movie on Backburner to Work on New Horror Film: [Loudwire]

- Newsted Bow Out of February + March Gigs: [Loudwire]

- Fan Charged With Assault After Alleged Balcony Dive at Bring Me the Horizon Show: [Loudwire]

- Mike Ness Reflects on Social Distortion's Legacy: [Loudwire]

- Escape the Dead: Craig Mabbitt's 'Walking Dead' Recap - Season 4, Episode 10: [Loudwire]

- Vital Vinyl: Tempel Guitarist Discusses Latest Instrumental Metal Release: [Loudwire]

- Ted Nugent Unleashes Epic 44-Tweet Political Rant: [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- Comic Book Album Cover Mashups: [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- Green Day Secretly Rocked a Tiny Pub in Australia Yesterday: [Diffuser.fm]

- Battle Royale: Stryper Hold Off HIM on Top 10 Video Countdown: [Noisecreep]