The top rock and metal stories from Loudwire and around the web for Oct. 20, 2014:

Bill Ward Praises Metallica's Lars Ulrich: 'I Think He's Absolutely Incredible': [Loudwire]

- Frontman Shimon Moore Leaves Sick Puppies: [Loudwire]

Corey Taylor Addresses Oustings of Slipknot's Joey Jordison and Stone Sour's Jim Root: [Loudwire]

Papa Roach Explore New Musical Directions With New Song 'Warriors': [Loudwire]

- 10 Epic Slipknot 'Jump the F--k Up' Moments: [Loudwire]

Foo Fighters Unleash 'Something From Nothing' Lyric Video: [Loudwire]

In This Moment Unveil Sultry 'Sick Like Me' Video: [Loudwire]

Obituary, 'Inked in Blood' - Exclusive Album Stream: [Loudwire]

- You Think You Know Billy Idol?: [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- Watch Alice Cooper Perform 'Welcome to My Nightmare' Live From Wacken 2013: [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- 16 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Celebrity-Inspired Songs: [Diffuser.fm]

- You Think You Know Courtney Love?: [Diffuser.fm]