This week, I'm rolling out an all new weekly video series known as "Thrashman's Rock Rundown" in which I cover some of the week's biggest stories in Rock.

For the first edition of the series I cover the announcement of Metallica's highly anticipated new album Hardwired...To Self Destruct, the passing of former Nine Inch Nails Keyboardist James Woolley, Corey Taylor's latest audience member ejection, Sammy Hagar's apology to the Van Halen brothers, the state of the Smashing Pumpkins, and the announcement of Prophets of Rage's debut EP.