The top hard rock and metal stories from Loudwire and around the web for July 3, 2014:

Corey Taylor: New Slipknot Album '98 Percent Done': [Loudwire]

Rob Halford Recovers From Successful Back Surgery, Responds to Bruce Dickinson Diss: [Loudwire]

Motley Crue Kickstart 'Final Tour' in Michigan With Glitches, Hits-Filled Setlist + New Song: [Loudwire]

- Machine Head Settle Lawsuit With Former Bassist Adam Duce: [Loudwire]

- Frontman Sully Erna Discusses Godsmack's Autobiographical Single '1000hp': [Loudwire]

KISS' Paul Stanley: Peter Criss + Ace Frehley Wanted 'Equal Say' Without Doing 'Equal Work': [Loudwire]

- Ex-Testament Bassist Greg Christian Details Reasons for Split With Band: [Loudwire]

- Battle Royale: The Pretty Reckless Rise, But Lzzy Hale + Lindsey Stirling Top Countdown: [Noisecreep]

Ted Nugent Streams Holiday-Appropriate Song, 'I Love My BBQ': [Ultimate Classic Rock]

Phil Collen on Def Leppard's Chances of Rock Hall Induction: 'I Don't Care': [Ultimate Classic Rock]

Jack White's Two-Hour BBC Set Is Now Available for Your Ears: [Diffuser.fm]

Dave Grohl Says Foo Fighters TV Show Is a 'Complicated Process': [Diffuser.fm]