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

- Zakk Wylde is flattered about the discussion of him filling in for Pantera, but says like Led Zeppelin before them, there's a lot to consider after the death of one of their band members. [Loudwire]

- Lamb of God's Randy Blythe says a "heads up" would have been nice from the U.S. Department of Justice. He claims they were aware he was being investigated for manslaughter and did not notify him or cooperate with the Czech government. [Loudwire]

- Black Veil Brides now have some tour dates to go along with the recent announcement of their 'Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones' album. Catch them in North America in early 2013. [Loudwire]

- Metallica's James Hetfield makes some of the best "rock faces" out there. Check out several of his best concert photos. [Ultimate Metallica]

- Black Country Communion guitarist Joe Bonamassa says he's been bullied by singer Glenn Hughes in the media to alter his solo touring and recording plans in order to support the group's latest record. [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- Some albums don't connect with listeners right off the bat. Check out this list of influential records that initially bombed. [Diffuser.fm]

- Promising U.K. upstarts Sharks have released the video for 'Luck' from their debut album 'No Gods.' [Rock Music Report]