The top rock and metal stories from Loudwire and around the web for April 2, 2015:

Megadeth Officially Announce Kiko Loureiro as Their New Guitarist: [Loudwire]

Van Halen 'Jump' to 'Ellen DeGeneres Show' for Daytime TV Performance: [Loudwire]

- Top 50 Hard Rock + Metal Guitarists of All Time: [Loudwire]

System of a Down on Armenian Genocide: 'The Denial Is a Spit in the Face of Us Every Year': [Loudwire]

David Draiman Condemns Future 'Daily Show' Host Trevor Noah for Controversial Tweets About Jews: [Loudwire]

- Kurt Cobain Ponders Different Band Names in New Clip From Documentary 'Montage of Heck': [Loudwire]

- 2015 Metal Alliance Tour Featuring Deicide Reveals First Leg of Dates: [Loudwire]

Steven Tyler Confirms Plans to Release Solo Country Album: [Ultimate Classic Rock]

Paul Rodgers Talks About Bad Company Reissues and Possible New Music: Exclusive Interview: [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- Happy Plugs Teams Up With Thirty Seconds to Mars for New Headphones: []

Iron and Wine + Band of Horses' Ben Bridwell Announce Collaborative Album: []

Classic Loudwire Video of the Day: 15 Embarrassing Guitar Spin Fails