- Metallica have taken control of their own recording career by regaining the rights to their masters and launching their own record label. [Loudwire]

- Hollywood Undead have announced the track listing and unveiled the album artwork for their 'Notes From the Underground' album. [Loudwire]

- Soundgarden's Kim Thayil reveals he once attempted a supergroup with Nirvana's Krist Novoselic. [Loudwire]

- Machine Head's Phil Demmel discusses the band's writing schedule for their next release. [Loudwire]

- Duff McKagan challenges a Bon Jovi lyric, asking the musical question if they really "rocked" them all. [Loudwire]

- Lars Ulrich is one of the more demonstrative drummers going. Check out some of the best live photos of the Metallica skinbeater. [Ultimate Metallica]

- Muse have canceled three of their European dates after singer Matt Bellamy broke two bones in his foot. [Diffuser.fm]

- Tomahawk have unveiled their 'Stone Letter' video and announced their first batch of 2013 tour dates. [Rock Music Report]

- Congrats to Roger Waters! The former Pink Floyd member, bolstered by 'The Wall' tour, is 2012's highest paid musician. [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- It's Billy Idol's 57th birthday today. Celebrate with a whiplash smile while rocking out to the Top 10 Billy Idol Songs. [Ultimate Classic Rock]