Here's a look at the top stories of the day on Loudwire and around the Web:

- Rob Halford Performs 'Lift Me Up' Live With Five Finger Death Punch in the UK: [Loudwire]

- Black Sabbath, Queens of the Stone Age Lead 2014 Rock Grammy Nominations: [Loudwire]

- Lamb of God's Randy Blythe Memorializes Nelson Mandela: [Loudwire]

- Carcass, The Black Dahlia Murder, Gorguts + Noisem Confirmed for 2014 Decibel Magazine Tour: [Loudwire]

- Machine Head Push Back Recording Plans for Eighth Studio Album: [Loudwire]

- Wayne Static: 'Last Year Was a Tough Year, I Thought I Was Gonna Kill Myself': [Loudwire]

- The Muppets Go Death Metal [Watch]: [Noisecreep]

- Favorite Pantera Song – Readers Poll: [Noisecreep]

- Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Gets a 'Star Wars'-Themed Parody: [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- Top 10 Randy Rhoads Guitar Solos: [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- 10 Most Shocking Stories of 2013: [Diffuser.fm]

- Trent Reznor Says Nine Inch Nails Will Tour North America in 2014 With New Lineup: [Rock it Out! Blog]