- Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo has been dismissed from the band's upcoming Australian trek after an ugly dispute over financial matters. [Loudwire]

Foo Fighters' hiatus was a short one, as Dave Grohl revealed that he was planning to resume working with the band on a new album shortly. [Loudwire]

- Papa Roach's Jacoby Shaddix talks about making a connection through music and sober living in our exclusive video interview: [Loudwire]

- Regardless of Randy Blythe's legal matters, Lamb of God have booked their first show of 2013. [Loudwire]

- Trent Reznor's How to Destroy Angels have confirmed dates beyond their April concert debut at Coachella. [Loudwire]

- What are the Best Rock and Best Metal Songs of 2013 so far? We provide our picks: [Loudwire]

- Kiss are hitting the road north of the border, revealing their Canadian tour dates. [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- Hawkwind's founding member Nik Turner will perform the 'Space Ritual' album live in Los Angeles. [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- Mumford and Sons and Adele are clearing space for more trophies after cleaning up at the 2013 BRIT Awards. [Diffuser.fm]

- Recent Grammy winner Frank Ocean is pairing up with Depeche Mode's Martin L. Gore on a track. [Diffuser.fm]