The top hard rock and metal stories from Loudwire and around the web for Feb. 3, 2014:

- Mastodon Announce 2014 Headlining U.S. Tour With Gojira and Kvelertak: [Loudwire]

- Chevelle, In Studio Album Preview - Exclusive Video Premiere: [Loudwire]

- Guns N' Roses Tease Possible Vegas Residency for Spring 2014: [Loudwire]

- Stone Temple Pilots Deny 'Recording Delays' Have Caused Their Canceled Shows: [Loudwire]

- Why Ghost B.C. Deserves the Praise: [Loudwire]

- ShipRocked 2014: Five Finger Death Punch, In This Moment, Three Days Grace + More - Day 1 Recap: [Loudwire]

- Behemoth's Nergal Discusses New Album 'The Satanist,' 2014 Metal Alliance Tour + More: [Loudwire]

- Meshuggah Tease 2014 'Official Releases' + Festival Dates to Celebrate Anniversary of First EP: [Loudwire]

- Steven Tyler, Slash and John Fogerty Celebrate Howard Stern's Birthday: [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- Robert Plant Helped 'Old Grey Whistle Test' Host Through Cancer Scare: [Ultimate Classic Rock]