The top rock and metal stories from Loudwire and around the web for Aug. 26, 2014:

Vinnie Paul on Pantera Reunion: If Eddie Van Halen Died, Would You Ask Zakk Wylde to Fill In?': [Loudwire]

Dave Lombardo Reveals Last Contact With Slayer Came When Jeff Hanneman Died: [Loudwire]

- Slayer Back in the Studio for Eleventh Album: [Loudwire]

- You Think You Know Metallica?: [Loudwire]

All That Remains Finish Recording New Album: [Loudwire]

Prong, 'Remove, Separate Self' - Exclusive Video Premiere: [Loudwire]

Geoff Tate: I Got Paid 'A Large Amount of Money' for Giving Up Queensryche Name: [Loudwire]

Dope, 'Selfish' - Exclusive Video Premiere: [Loudwire]

Unearth Announce 'Watchers of Rule' Album, Upcoming Tour With Darkest Hour: [Loudwire]

Butcher Babies Reveal Covers for Upcoming 'Uncovered' EP: [Loudwire]

Sixx: A.M. Discuss Their Cover of The Cars' 'Drive': [Ultimate Classic Rock]

Melvins' King Buzzo Talks About Queen's Influence: [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- Watch Rick Rubin Take the Ice Bucket Challenge to Ridiculous New Level: [Diffuser.fm]

Thurston Moore Plays New Song 'Forevermore' at Pukkelpop: [Diffuser.fm]