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

- Lars Ulrich reveals that he would be "surprised" if the next Metallica album came out before 2015: [Loudwire]

- We've got an amazing contest for you! Enter for the chance to win a flyaway trip to the Pheonix, Ariz. date of this year's Uproar Festival along with a meet + greet with headliner Alice in Chains: [Loudwire]

- Tool are currently "creating bits and pieces" of their new album: [Loudwire]

- Black Sabbath just debuted the new song 'Methademic' during an Australian performance: [Loudwire]

- Hellyeah have been tapped for Megadeth's Gigantour 2013: [Loudwire]

- After Using Iron Maiden to Torment Neighbors, Senior Citizens Charged with Harassment: [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- Aerosmith's Tom Hamilton Pulls Out of Australian Tour Due to Illness: [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- Beastie Boys Releasing Memoir in 2015: []

- 8 Drummers Who Have Seized the Spotlight: []