- Jason Newsted reveals some of the influences -- some obvious others not so much -- that fueled his band's 'Heavy Metal Music' album in Loudwire's video interview. Watch here: [Loudwire]

- Robert Plant is reaching out to more fans by joining social media, launching Twitter, Instagram and Google Plus accounts. [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- Ministry give fans a new taste of their 'From Beer to Eternity' album with the new track 'Permawar.' Listen here: [Loudwire]

- Asking Alexandria's Ben Bruce talks the band's 'From Death to Destiny' and more in Loudwire's interview. [Loudwire]

- Queen's 'We Will Rock You' stage production is making its way to North America for dates. [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- You've heard about Record Store Day, but will Cassette Store Day be as successful of a promotion. Rock It Out! Blog debates: [Rock It Out! Blog]