The top rock and metal stories from Loudwire and around the web for July 22, 2014:

- Metallica's Lars Ulrich: Oasis' Noel Gallagher Inspired Me to Get Off Cocaine: [Loudwire]

- Couple Gets Engaged at Avenged Sevenfold's Denver Mayhem Festival Stop: [Loudwire]

- Rob Zombie Offers Apology for Shortened 2014 Rock Fest Set: [Loudwire]

- Once-in-a-Lifetime Performances Highlight Inaugural Alternative Press Music Awards: [Loudwire]

- Nonpoint Announce Release Plans for New Album, 'The Return': [Loudwire]

- 20 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Slayer: [Loudwire]

- Tom Keifer, 'It's Not Enough' - Exclusive Lyric Video Premiere: [Loudwire]

- Empress AD, 'Invisible Conductor' - Exclusive Video Premiere: [Loudwire]

- Def Leppard's Joe Elliott: Next Vegas Residency Won't Happen Until Late 2015: [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- 15 Years Ago: Woodstock '99 Goes Down in Flames: [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- Weezer Plan to Perform Upcoming Album Front-to-Back on Upcoming Club Tour: [Diffuser.fm]

- Watch Eddie Vedder and Cat Power Perform Together: [Diffuser.fm]