The top hard rock and metal stories from Loudwire and around the web for July 11, 2014:

As I Lay Dying's Tim Lambesis Seeking Shorter Prison Sentence: [Loudwire]

Anthrax's Scott Ian Reveals Details for 'I’m the Man' Autobiography: [Loudwire]

Eyes Set to Kill's Anissa Rodriguez Hospitalized Due to Blood Clot: [Loudwire]

High on Fire's Matt Pike: 'I've Fallen Off the Wagon a Few Times Since Rehab': [Loudwire]

Metallica's Kirk Hammett to Return to Comic Con With New Action Figure: [Loudwire]

Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda, Slash + More Examine 'The Distortion of Sound' in Documentary Short: [Loudwire]

Korn's Jonathan Davis Talks 2014 Mayhem Festival, Bond With Fans, 'Hater' Single + More: [Loudwire]

- 15 Embarrassing Guitar Spin Fails: [Loudwire]

- Best Classic Rock Albums of 2014 (So Far): [Ultimate Classic Rock]

Melvins' King Buzzo Fires Back At 'A-Hole KISS Know-It-Alls': [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- 18 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Courtney Love: [Diffuser.fm]

- Soundcloud Close to Signing Deal With Major Label Artists: [Diffuser.fm]

- Battle Royale: Lzzy Hale + Lindsey Stirling One Win Away From Hall of Fame: [Noisecreep]