The top hard rock and metal stories from Loudwire and around the web for Feb. 25, 2014:

- Tim Lambesis Pleads Guilty to Murder-for-Hire Charges, Faces Up to 9 Years in Prison: [Loudwire]

- Anthrax Guitarist Scott Ian: 'Lest Anyone Think Any Differently, I Love Joey Belladonna': [Loudwire]

- Lamb of God, 'As the Palaces Burn' - Film Review: [Loudwire]

- Zakk Wylde Pontificates on Man Thongs, Justin Bieber, Sex Change Operations + More: [Loudwire]

- Slash Teams With Ernie Ball for Online Series Documenting New Album Process: [Loudwire]

- Finch, 'Perfection Through Silence (Live)' - Exclusive Video Premiere: [Loudwire]

- Black Stone Cherry Debut New Single, 'Me and Mary Jane': [Loudwire]

- KISS to Play Acoustic Concert a Week Before Hall of Fame Induction: [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- Alice Cooper Talks Upcoming Projects: 'We Already Have Next Year's Tour Planned': [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- Ted Nugent Pledges to 'Stop Calling People Names': [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- 35 Years Ago: Scorpions Release 'Lovedrive': [Ultimate Classic Rock]