The top hard rock and metal stories from Loudwire and around the web for May 9, 2014:

- Stryper's Michael Sweet Attempts to Squash Beef With Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx: [Loudwire]

- David Draiman Parodied in New 'Disturbed's Greatest Hit' Video: [Loudwire]

- Kirk Hammett: Metallica Plan to 'Buckle Down' and Create New Album in September: [Loudwire]

- Adelitas Way Reveal Title and Artwork for New Album 'Stuck': [Loudwire]

- Cynic's Paul Masvidal + Sean Reinart Publicly Come Out As Gay: [Loudwire]

- Philip Anselmo Joins Black Label Society Onstage for Performance of Pantera's 'I'm Broken': [Loudwire]

- Courtney Love Confirms Writing Mysterious Kurt Cobain Wallet Note: [Loudwire]

- Rex Brown on Johnny Kelly Joining Kill Devil Hill, The Current State of Metal + More: [Loudwire]

- KISS' Peter Criss to Join Rob Zombie on Stage: [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- Jimmy Page Autobiography to See Wide Release: [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- Battle Royale: Lzzy Hale, Lacuna Coil + Adelitas Way Crash Video Countdown: [Noisecreep]