The top hard rock and metal stories from Loudwire and around the web for May 23, 2014:

- Will Ferrell vs. Chad Smith Drum-Off Features Surprise Red Hot Chili Peppers Performance: [Loudwire]

Corey Taylor on New Slipknot Album: 'People Are Gonna Lose Their Minds When They Hear It': [Loudwire]

Zakk Wylde: Avenged Sevenfold's Synyster Gates Is the New Torchbearer for Kids to Play Solos: [Loudwire]

- Dave Grohl on New Foo Fighters Album: It Won't Be a 'Crazy, Bleak Radiohead Record': [Loudwire]

Pop Evil With DMC, 'Trenches' Remix - Exclusive Video Premiere: [Loudwire]

Jack White: I Almost Never Talk to Meg White: [Loudwire]

Guns N' Roses Begin 2014 Las Vegas Residency: [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- Are Aerosmith Done Making Albums?: [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- Battle Royale: Lzzy Hale + Lindsey Stirling Remain Atop Video Countdown: [Noisecreep]