The top hard rock and metal stories from Loudwire and around the web for Jan. 30, 2014:

- Metallica's James Hetfield: 'Orion' Festival Was a 'Disaster Financially' + 'Not Able to Happen Again': [Loudwire]

- Red Hot Chili Peppers on Next Album: 'We're Gearing Up to Start Writing Again': [Loudwire]

- Philip Anselmo, Rex Brown + Other Metal Greats Make Their Super Bowl XLVIII Picks: [Loudwire]

- Bring Me the Horizon + Asking Alexandria Lead 2014 Never Say Never Festival: [Loudwire]

- Avenged Sevenfold, Megadeth, Slayer Members and More Appear at 2014 NAMM Convention: [Loudwire]

- The Devil Wears Prada Vocalist Mike Hranica Talks '8:18,' Writing Literature + More: [Loudwire]

- Nine Inch Nails Spoofed in New Parody Track, 'This Is a Trent Reznor Song': [Loudwire]

- Jimi Hendrix Estate Wins Court Battle: [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- KISS Have Their Own Line of Uglydolls: [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- 30 Years Ago: Whitesnake Release 'Slide It In': [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- The Most Irritating People At Concerts: [Diffuser.fm]

- A Conversation With Eddie Trunk: [Rock It Out! Blog]