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

- Metallica To Play Historic Gig at New York City's Apollo Theater: [Loudwire]

- Top 10 Songs About Alice in Chains' Layne Staley: [Loudwire]

- Exclusive Video Premiere: Blessthefall's 'You Wear a Crown, But You're No King.' [Loudwire]

- Melvins Cut Short Vancouver Show After Bottle Throwing Incident: [Loudwire]

- Rockers Who Died at the Age of 27: [Loudwire]

- Gorguts' Luc Lemay Offers Track-By-Track Conceptual Breakdown of 'Colored Sands': [Loudwire]

- Favorite Layne Staley Era Alice in Chains Song – Readers Poll: [Noisecreep]

- Judas Priest Members Headline 2014 Las Vegas Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp: [Noisecreep]

- Top 5 Odd Rock Star Endorsements: [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- 45 Years Ago: Ringo Starr Temporarily Quits the Beatles: [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- 10 Best Public Image Ltd Songs: [Diffuser.fm]

- RiO!Backstage – The Great American Music Hall: [Rock it Out! Blog]