- Metallica and the Red Hot Chili Peppers were among 2012's highest grossing touring rock acts. Find out how much money each act raked in. [Loudwire]

- Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder reveals the band is halfway through recording their next album. [Loudwire]

- Guns N' Roses guitarist Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal takes a music magazine to task over twisting his friendly advice into an attack on frontman Axl Rose. [Loudwire]

- Megadeth's Dave Mustaine receives an apology from Men's Warehouse after his Facebook rant against the company. [Loudwire]

- Members of Slayer, Exodus and Queens of the Stone Age are collaborating on the 'House of Shock' documentary soundtrack. [Loudwire]

- Happy 67th birthday to Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones. Check out his best work with Ultimate Classic Rock's Top 10 John Paul Jones Led Zeppelin Songs. [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- Congrats are in order for newly engaged former Kiss guitarist Bruce Kulick. [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- Jack White is lavishing fans with more goodies as part of his Vinyl Vault subscription service. [Diffuser.fm]

- Black Rebel Motorcycle Club have debuted a second short film to promote their new album. [Diffuser.fm]