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

- Stone Sour Reveal Jim Root Will Sit Out Winter 2014 Tour to Focus on New Slipknot Album: [Loudwire]

- Metallica's Orion Music + More Festival Will Not Be Held in 2014: [Loudwire]

- 10 Best Metal Albums of 2013: [Loudwire]

- 10 Best Rock Albums of 2013: [Loudwire]

- Lamb of God Vocalist Randy Blythe's 'Dark Days' Memoir Receives 2014 Release Date: [Loudwire]

- KFC Commercial Pokes Fun at Black Metal [Watch]: [Noisecreep]

- 10 Intriguing Facts About Ozzy Osbourne: [Noisecreep]

- Bob Dylan Charged With Hate Crime in France: [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- Kiss, Alice Cooper and Vince Neil Team Up for Charity Concert: [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- Diffuser's 10 Best Songs of 2013: [Diffuser.fm]

- How to Create the Perfect TV or Film Soundtrack: [Rock it Out! Blog]