The top hard rock and metal stories from Loudwire and around the web for July 18, 2014:

Slipknot Unveil Another Creepy Teaser As Excitement for New Album Builds: [Loudwire]

As I Lay Dying's Tim Lambesis Denied Request for Reduced Prison Time: [Loudwire]

AC/DC Drummer Phil Rudd to Release Solo Album 'Head Job,' Unveils 'Repo Man' Lyric Video: [Loudwire]

Scott Weiland Mulls Velvet Revolver Return; Slash Says Band Still Seeking Replacement: [Loudwire]

- Ask Taylor: The Pretty Reckless' Taylor Momsen Answers Fan Questions: [Loudwire]

Sleep Arise With New Track 'The Clarity,' Plot New Full-Length Album: [Loudwire]

Overkill, 'White Devil Armory' Studio Sessions: Part 1 - Exclusive Video Premiere: [Loudwire]

- Battle Royale: Black Label Society Debut Big as Lzzy + Lindsey Make Hall of Fame: [Noisecreep]

- Slash on Wondering 'What If' With Guns N' Roses: 'I Sort of Loathe Looking Back': [Ultimate Classic Rock]

Aerosmith Joined By Johnny Depp On Stage for Raucous Classic: [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- This Punk Rock Starter Kit Makes Us Cry Inside: [Diffuser.fm]

- Lost & Found: Kurt Cobain Smashes a Guy's Head While Playing 'Love Buzz': [Diffuser.fm]