- Metallica's James Hetfield offers an update on the writing process for the band's next album and their 3D film progress. [Loudwire]

- Axl Rose offers his latest stance on the possibility of the classic Guns N' Roses lineup reuniting. [Loudwire]

- Lamb of God's Chris Adler says that amidst the celebration of Randy Blythe's freedom, it's also important to remember the deceased concertgoer. [Loudwire]

- Trent Reznor gets in a harsh burn against an online chat participant who ridiculed How to Destroy Angels' major label deal and marketing strategies. [Loudwire]

- Scott Weiland says despite his ousting from Stone Temple Pilots, he still views his longtime bandmates as family. [Loudwire]

- R.E.M.'s 'Green' album will be reissued for its 25th anniversary. [Diffuser.fm]

- The 2013 Hangout Festival lineup just got more awesome with the addition of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Imagine Dragons and more. [Diffuser.fm]

- Kiss are lending their musical support and backing to the Rock & Brews restaurant chain. [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- Elton John's tour rider demand for a recent concert requested a separate hotel room for his prized collection of glasses. [Ultimate Classic Rock]