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

Megadeth's David Ellefson: We Are Not Disbanding: [Loudwire]

Thirty Seconds to MarsJared Leto Cast as The Joker in 'Suicide Squad': [Loudwire]

- Identities of Slipknot's New Bassist + Drummer Apparently Confirmed: [Loudwire]

- Remembering Dimebag Darrell: Jonathan Davis Credits Dimebag for Korn Influence: [Loudwire]

- Remembering Dimebag Darrell: Myles Kennedy Reflects on Introduction to Pantera: [Loudwire]

- Former Lillian Axe Guitarist Jon Ster Dies: [Loudwire]

- Former Cake Drummer Peter McNeal Sentenced to Prison for Child Molestation: [Loudwire]

NOFX's Fat Mike Reveals Plans for Punk Musical: [Loudwire]

Ian McLagan Dies at 69: [Ultimate Classic Rock]

U2 Announce 2015 Tour: [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- U2's The Edge Offers Update on Bono's Health: [Diffuser.fm]

- Diffuser Top 10 Video Countdown: Dirty Heads Stay at No. 1: [Diffuser.fm]