The top rock and metal stories from Loudwire and around the web for Feb. 17, 2015:

Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators Announce 2015 World Tour Dates: [Loudwire]

- Slash Calls Babymetal 'The Most Exciting Thing That I'd Seen Recently': [Loudwire]

Kid Rock Brings Back '$20 Best Night Ever' Tour for Summer 2015: [Loudwire]

- Guitarist Richard Fortus: Axl Rose Won't 'Whore Himself Out' to Reunite Classic Guns N' Roses: [Loudwire]

Stone Temple Pilots Announce 2015 U.S. Tour: [Loudwire]

Testament, Exodus + Shattered Sun Team Up for 2015 North American Tour: [Loudwire]

Korn's Jonathan Davis Shares Battle With Depression + Anxiety: [Loudwire]

- You Think You Know Black Metal?: [Loudwire]

- 10 Best Queensryche Songs: [Loudwire]

Scorpions Preview Songs From New 'Return to Forever' Album: [Ultimate Classic Rock]

Boston Announce 2015 Tour Dates: [Ultimate Classic Rock]

Tom DeLonge Says He Had His Phone Tapped, Has Been in Contact With Aliens + More: [Diffuser.fm]

- Watch Gerard Way Perform "Don't Try" With Mikey Way: [Diffuser.fm]

Classic Loudwire Video: Slash Discusses Axl Rose's Best Qualities