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

- Marilyn Manson Continues TV Takeover With 'Salem' Song 'Cupid Carries a Gun': [Loudwire]

- Lostprophets Members Making Music With Help From Thursday Frontman Geoff Rickly: [Loudwire]

- Five Finger Death Punch Talk 'House of the Rising Sun' Video, Touring + More: [Loudwire]

- Avenged Sevenfold Guitarist Synyster Gates Dazzles Fans at Master Class: [Loudwire]

- Ratt Drummer Bobby Blotzer Reacts to Frontman Stephen Pearcy's Exit: [Loudwire]

- Mastodon's Bill Kelliher Talks Upcoming Album 'Once More 'Round the Sun' + More: [Loudwire]

- In Flames Reveal 'Siren Charms' Album + 'Rusted Nail' Single Details: [Loudwire]

- The Winery Dogs' Mike Portnoy Talks Dog Camp: [Loudwire]

- Sebastian Bach Now Believes in Climate Change: [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- Sammy Hagar to Guest on New Ted Nugent Album: [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- Battle Royale: Saliva's Big 'Rise' on Video Countdown: [Noisecreep]