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

- Metallica say yes to offering their music via Spotify as drummer Lars Ulrich and former Napster foe Sean Parker make peace. [Loudwire]

- Anthrax have been nominated for the Best Hard Rock / Metal Performance category. Find out what drummer Charlie Benante had to say about it in an exclusive interview. Guitarist Scott Ian has also announced a solo 'Speaking Words' tour. [Loudwire]

- Sully Erna has announced that Godsmack plan to take a year-long vacation throughout 2013. [Loudwire]

-We remember late guitar hero Randy Rhoads to mark what would have been his 56th birthday [Loudwire]

- Our exclusive coverage of the 2012 Shiprocked cruise continues with a recap of Day Four featuring Filter, Korn, Sevendust + more. [Loudwire]

- Motley Crue singer Vince Neil is set to soar in the new reality TV series 'Vince Neil Escapes.' [Loudwire]

- Metallica christmas light show powered by 'Creeping Death,' 'Battery' + More. [Ultimate Metallica]

- Paul McCartney thinks 'Meat Free Monday' could help save the planet. [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- 43 Years Ago: Rolling Stones Altamont Speedway concert end in homicide. [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- 18 Years Ago: Pearl Jam's 'Vitalogy' album was released. [Diffuser.fm]

- Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme discusses "Deeper, Richer, Stranger" new album. [Rock Music Report]