The top hard rock and metal stories from Loudwire and around the web for April 3, 2014:

Machine Head Seeking to Dismiss Former Bassist Adam Duce's Lawsuit: [Loudwire]

Lamb of God's Randy Blythe Mourns as Speaker at GWAR Frontman Dave Brockie's Memorial Service: [Loudwire]

KISS Seeking Fan Input on How to Celebrate 'Epic' 40th Anniversary: [Loudwire]

- Loudwire Asks Rock + Metal Artists: What Does the Music of Kurt Cobain and Nirvana Mean to You?: [Loudwire]

Mastodon's Sixth Studio Album Nears Completion: [Loudwire]

Three Days Grace's Neil Sanderson Discusses Beginnings of Band's New Album: [Loudwire]

Tool Return to Work on New Studio Album: [Loudwire]

Stars in Stereo Guitarist Jordan McGraw Reveals New Album Title, Release Plans: [Loudwire]

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

Chevelle's Sam Loeffler Talks 'La Gargola' Album, Touring + Family Bonds: [Loudwire]

Protest the Hero Bassist Arif Mirabdolbaghi Steps Away From the Band: [Loudwire]

- Human Furnace of Ringworm Talks New Album 'Hammer of the Witch,' Musical Influences + More: [Loudwire]

Sammy Hagar on Finding His 'Personal Jesus' + the Status of the New Chickenfoot Album: [Ultimate Classic Rock]

Gene Simmons Love Jiminy Cricket, Has No Sympathy for Philip Seymour Hoffman: [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- Musicians Talk About Nirvana's Influence: []