- The music world is mourning the death of legendary Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman at the age of 49. Details here: [Loudwire]

- Guitarist Brian "Head" Welch, who has reunited with Korn on tour, has entered the studio to record with the band as well. Watch footage here: [Loudwire]

- Steven Adler has postponed all of his self-titled band's tour plans as he's re-entered rehab. [Loudwire]

- Volbeat, HIM and All That Remains will head up the 2013 Rock Allegiance Tour. [Loudwire]

- Here's a tribute you didn't see coming. Deftones paid homage to late Kriss Kross rapper Chris Kelly performing 'Jump' in St. Louis. Watch footage here: [Loudwire]

- Thirty Seconds to Mars are showing off their new song 'Conquistador' with a lyric video. Watch our exclusive premiere here: [Loudwire]

- Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora has bowed out of the band's European and South African tour dates. [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- Speaking of missed dates, Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton is thanking fans for their support after having to leave the band's tour due to a lung infection. [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- The Smiths may never reunite, but Johnny Marr provided the next best thing by performing 'How Soon Is Now' on 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.' [Diffuser.fm]

- Neil Young has been called the "Godfather of Grunge." Check out Diffuser.fm's list of 10 Acts That Owe Neil Young a Round thanks to his influence. [Diffuser.fm]