- Anthrax's Scott Ian has posted his entire 2013 Kerrang Awards speech presenting Iron Maiden with the Inspiration Award. [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- Rush have joined a fundraising campaign aiding needy Canadian musicians. [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- SOiL unveil their new 'Shine On' video in Loudwire's exclusive premiere. Watch it here: [Loudwire]

- The 'Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert' will be released on DVD and BluRay with never before included sets from Metallica, Extreme, Axl Rose and more. [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- Skillet's first ever concept record, 'Rise,' is in stores. Read the review here: [Loudwire]

- Former Mars Volta guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez has resurfaced with Bosnian Rainbows. Check out the review of their self-titled debut disc here: [Diffuser.fm]

- Jay-Z's latest song, 'Holy Grail,' draws its lyrical inspiration from a Nirvana classic. [Loudwire]