The top hard rock and metal stories from Loudwire and around the web for May 7, 2014:

Nikki SixxMotley Crue Threatened to Ditch Headlining Festival Spots If Godsmack Played: [Loudwire]

- Trivium Part Ways With Drummer Nick Augusto: [Loudwire]

Down to Headline Mike Scaccia 'Rock the Heart' Benefit Show: [Loudwire]

- Longtime Bad Religion Guitarist Greg Hetson Confirms Departure From Band: [Loudwire]

- Miss May I Planning Auction to Benefit Late Fan's Family: [Loudwire]

Scorpions Drummer James Kottak Back in U.S. After Dubai Jail Time: [Loudwire]

Trapt to Play Self-Titled Album in Its Entirety on Summer Tour: [Loudwire]

- Opeth's Mikael Akerfeldt Plays 'Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?': [Loudwire]

Chuck Billy Talks New Management Company, Working With Exodus + Future Testament Plans: [Loudwire]

- About the Time Led Zeppelin Were Presented With Gold Records at a Live Sex Show: [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- Watch Iron Maiden's Nicko McBrain Cover R.E.M. and the Monkees: [Ultimate Classic Rock]

Trent Reznor Takes a Jab at Them Darn Kids Playing Music Today: []