It’s finally the weekend and we couldn’t be more excited. The crappy weather here on the east coast has broken and we’re staring down the barrel of some sweet relaxation. As always, we’ve got some new articles and updates to keep you guys satiated throughout today and tomorrow, so make sure to keep an eye out for that.

In the meantime, here’s our weekly playlist update and this past week’s top stories, including James Hetfield’s cigar business, Jon Schaffer running and hiding from the feds, and a former Ghost guitarist calling Tobias Forge a “songwriting genius.” There’s plenty to catch up on.