The top hard rock and metal stories from Loudwire and around the web for Feb. 19, 2014:

- Tim Lambesis Murder-for-Hire Trial: Alleged Hitman Hiring Detailed From Court Proceedings: [Loudwire]

- Korn's Jonathan Davis Condemns Barack Obama, Calls Miley Cyrus a Political Distraction: [Loudwire]

- 3 Doors Down Bassist Todd Harrell Arrested on DUI in Mississippi: [Loudwire]

- 10 Best Black Sabbath Songs: [Loudwire]

- Black Label Society's Golden Gods Tour Rounded Out by Down, Devil You Know + Butcher Babies: [Loudwire]

- Former Emmure Member Lashes Out at Frontman Frankie Palmeri: [Loudwire]

- Rev Theory, 'Red Light Queen' - Exclusive Song Premiere: [Loudwire]

- Hark featuring Clutch's Neil Fallon, 'Clear Light Of …' - Exclusive Song Premiere: [Loudwire]

- Nonpoint's Elias Soriano Talks ShipRocked, Upcoming Album and Love for Sevendust + Korn: [Loudwire]

- Top 10 Tony Iommi Guitar Solos: [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- Patty Smyth Is Happy to Have Turned Down Van Halen Job: [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- Queen's Brian May Looked to Freddie Mercury for Inspiration During Health Scare: [Ultimate Classic Rock]