Here's a look at the top stories of the day on Loudwire and around the Web:

- Mastodon Launch New Signature Beer: [Loudwire]

- Philip Anselmo Announces 2014 'Technicians of Distortion' Tour Dates: [Loudwire]

- Greatest Metal Frontman, Semifinals - Vote: [Loudwire]

- 2013 Rock + Metal Holiday Gift Guide: [Loudwire]

- Queens of the Stone Age Unveil Interactive Video for 'The Vampyre of Time and Memory': [Loudwire]

- Necrophagist’s ‘Stabwound’ Gets the Radio Disney Treatment [Watch]: [Noisecreep]

- Favorite Kirk Hammett Metallica Guitar Solo – Readers Poll: [Noisecreep]

- Top Rock Albums of 2013: [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- 16 Years Ago: Metallica Release 'Reload': [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- 10 Best Music Videos of 2013: [Diffuser.fm]

- What’s It’s Like To Own A Record Store in 2013: [Rock it Out! Blog]