The top hard rock and metal stories from Loudwire and around the web for June 6, 2014:

Metallica's Lars Ulrich Responds to Criticism From Mogwai: 'Huh? What? Who Are You?': [Loudwire]

Anthrax's Charlie Benante Sitting Out Current European Tour Dates: [Loudwire]

Beastie Boys Win $1.7 Million in Lawsuit Against Monster Beverage Corporation: [Loudwire]

Avenged Sevenfold's Synyster Gates Shreds for Guitar Center Master Class: [Loudwire]

Killswitch Engage Vocalist Jesse Leach Plays 'Would You Rather?': [Loudwire]

Nirvana, Pearl Jam, QOTSA Members + More Visited Soundgarden During 'Superunknown' Recording: [Loudwire]

Judas Priest Promise, 'Vikings, Dragons, Aliens, Bible Thumping and Guns' on 'Redeemer of Souls': [Ultimate Classic Rock]

Tesla Members Talk New Album, Take Shots at Former Label: [Ultimate Classic Rock]

Dio's 'Eat Your Heart Out' Featured in New Fast Food Ad: [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- Battle Royale: Lzzy Hale + Lindsey Stirling Keep Top Spot as Andy Black Debuts Big: [Noisecreep]

Black Flag Are Going to Play a Free Kids Show: [Diffuser.fm]

- 20 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Tom Cruise Movies: [Diffuser.fm]