The top hard rock and metal stories from Loudwire and around the web for March 24, 2014:

- GWAR Frontman Dave 'Oderus Urungus' Brockie Dead at 50: [Loudwire]

- GWAR's Dave Brockie (Oderus Urungus) Dies - Rockers React: [Loudwire]

- Metallica Unleash Epic Ronnie James Dio Medley 'Ronnie Rising': [Loudwire]

- March Metal Madness 2014, Semifinals - Vote: [Loudwire]

- Philip Anselmo Reflects on Pantera's 'Strength Beyond Strength' - Exclusive Video: [Loudwire]

- Philip Anselmo Explains the Meaning Behind Pantera's 'Becoming' - Exclusive Video: [Loudwire]

- Slipknot Taking Knotfest to Japan in 2014: [Loudwire]

- Five Finger Death Punch Unveil Cinematic 'House of the Rising Sun' Video: [Loudwire]

- Korn, Slayer, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch and More to Play 2014 Rock USA Festival: [Loudwire]

- Sevendust Add Second Leg to 'An Evening With' Acoustic Trek: [Loudwire]

- Guitarist Gary Holt Discusses Upcoming Tour, Adapting to Slayer + Exodus Album Plans: [Loudwire]

- Pop Evil + Nonpoint Lead 2014 Operation Rock Fest: [Loudwire]

- 35 Years Ago: Motorhead Release 'Overkill': [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- March Riff Madness Semifinals: [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- Billy Idol Announces New Album Titled 'BFI': [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- GWAR's Best Cover Songs: [Diffuser.fm]