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

- 10 Best Rock Songs of 2013: [Loudwire]

- 10 Best Metal Songs of 2013: [Loudwire]

- Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong: 'We're Going to Take a Break' in 2014: [Loudwire]

- Stone Sour Announce 2014 U.S. Tour With Pop Evil: [Loudwire]

- Lostprophets Release Statement on Singer Ian Watkins' 'Guilty' Plea for Child Sex Crimes: [Loudwire]

- Hey! Do You Want to Learn How to Death Metal!? [Watch]: [Noisecreep]

- Best Green Day Era – Readers Poll: [Noisecreep]

- Top 10 Albums of 1988: [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- Metallica and Iron Maiden Team Up to Headline Sonisphere: [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- 10 Beatles Songs That Changed Music: [Diffuser.fm]

- Listen to Mogwai’s New Song “The Lord is Out of Control”, Watch the Video: [Rock it Out! Blog]