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

- Metallica to Perform at 2014 Grammy Awards with Classical Pianist Lang Lang: [Loudwire]

- Black Label Society Announce Release Date for New Album 'Catacombs of the Black Vatican': [Loudwire]

- Lamb of God's Mark Morton Sits Out of European Tour Dates Due to 'Family Emergency': [Loudwire]

- Down Finish Next EP for Early 2014 Release: [Loudwire]

- Vote in the 3rd Annual Loudwire Music Awards!: [Loudwire]

- Metal Performance at the Grammys – Readers Poll: [Noisecreep]

- Dragonforce’s Herman Li Demonstrates Guitar Tricks [Watch]: [Noisecreep]

- Beatles Reunion? Paul and Ringo May Perform Together on 'Letterman': [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- Vote in the 2014 Ultimate Classic Rock Awards!: [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- Most Anticipated Albums of Winter 2014: [Diffuser.fm]

- How To Produce a Record With Steve Albini: [Rock it Out! Blog]