The top rock and metal stories from Loudwire and around the web for March 4, 2015:

Metallica's Lars Ulrich on New Album: 'Creative Elements Are Getting Close to Being Done': [Loudwire]

Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi Asks Indonesian President to Stop Execution of Two Men: [Loudwire]

Lamb of God Vocalist Randy Blythe Unveils New Music Projects: [Loudwire]

Blink-182's Travis Barker on Tom DeLonge: 'Just Man Up and Quit the Band': [Loudwire]

- Founding Broken Hope Drummer Ryan Stanek Dies at 42: [Loudwire]

- Onetime Motley Crue Singer John Corabi May Record With Mick Mars After Crue's Final Tour: [Loudwire]

Badflower, 'Soap' - Exclusive Video Premiere: [Loudwire]

- 2015 Metal Guide to South By Southwest: [Loudwire]

Accept Look Back on 'Metal Heart,' Ponder the Future With New Album: [Ultimate Classic Rock]

Buddy Holly Plane Crash Investigation May Be Reopened: [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- Worst to First: Every Foo Fighters Album Ranked: [Diffuser.fm]

- Diffuser Top 10 Video Countdown: Sleater-Kinney's 'A New Wave' Debuts: [Diffuser.fm]

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