The top hard rock and metal stories from Loudwire and around the web for Feb. 5, 2014:

- Axl Rose Offers Outlandish Take on Red Hot Chili Peppers Super Bowl Controversy: [Loudwire]

- Lars Ulrich: Next Metallica Album Will Arrive in the Next 6 Years: [Loudwire]

In This Moment Ready to Work on New Album After Inking Major Label Deal: [Loudwire]

- Red Hot Chili Peppers Auction Off Super Bowl Halftime Show Drum Kit + Sticks for Charity: [Loudwire]

- Megadeth Apparently Kick Newsted Off Australian 'Sidewave' Shows: [Loudwire]

- Saliva, 'Rise Up' - Exclusive Song Premiere: [Loudwire]

- Halestorm Unleash Heavy Live Performance for 'Mz. Hyde' Video: [Loudwire]

- ShipRocked 2014: Three Days Grace, Butcher Babies, Five Finger Death Punch + More - Day 3 Recap + Pics: [Loudwire]

- Vital Vinyl: Digging Deep Into the Slayer Reissues: [Loudwire]

- Nikki Sixx Discusses the Death of Philip Seymour Hoffman and the 'Monster' of Addiction: [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- James Hetfield Traces His Musical Evolution: 'I Was on a Quest': [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- Nirvana in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: What Would Kurt Have Thought?: []

- 13 Songs That Sound Like Green Day Songs: []

- Punk Icons Then and Now: 10 Legends Revisited: []