- Avenged Sevenfold performed their "thank you" free concert for fans at Los Angeles' Hollywood Palladium. See Loudwire's review + photo gallery here: [Loudwire]

- Kathryn Hanneman, the widow of late Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman, recalls the first time she met the musician. [Loudwire]

- Former Runaways members Cherie Currie and Lita Ford are collaborating on a new Christmas song. [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- Royal Thunder's Josh Weaver discusses the band's 'CVI' album, missing out on Nirvana and more in Loudwire's video interview. Watch here: [Loudwire]

- Van Halen have had their fair share of members. Keep track of all the lineup changes in this handy guide: [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- A new documentary called 'Death Metal Angola' explores the impact of metal in the war-torn country. [Loudwire]