- Slayer's Kerry King offers more insight into the ousting of drummer Dave Lombardo from the band's Australian tour. [Loudwire]

- Scott Weiland is contesting his sacking from Stone Temple Pilots, stating in an interview that "no one can be fired" from the band. [Loudwire]

- Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong reveals that going to rehab was discussed prior to his meltdown in Las Vegas. [Loudwire]

- Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee has been sued by a Florida photographer over an alleged altercation. [Loudwire]

- Guitarist Mark Tremonti says Alter Bridge are off to a great start on their new album with some "high energy" material. [Loudwire]

- An autographed Slash drumhead from the Guns N' Roses era has fetched $7,000 at an auction. [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- Ultimate Classic Rock turns things over to the readers to vote on which acts deserve induction into the Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame. [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- Passion Pit, fun. and Yeah Yeah Yeahs are some of the names taking part in the 2013 Kanrocksas Festival. [Diffuser.fm]

- Nineteen years ago, Beck's breakout album, 'Mellow Gold,' arrived in stores. [Diffuser.fm]