You need a hard rock and metal playlist for the weekend, and we've got you covered! Every Friday, we will curate a new playlist inspired by the last few days (and maybe the next few weeks). We're including new music that we've heard and loved, some recent releases we can't get out of our heads, songs from bands who made the news in the past seven days, and some classics from anniversaries that we've celebrated. Here's some of the highlights of the latest Weekly Wire:

This week, we're all about A Perfect Circle and their new album, Eat the Elephant, so we've included a few songs. 4/20 seems like a perfect day for the release of their new album. It's even more perfect for the new Sleep album, which was just announced yesterday. Hey, stoners don't get things done too far in advance. And if you like those bands, you'll probably also be excited about the Melvins' new release, Pinkus Abortion Technician, which is also out today.

We end with composer Ramin Djawadi's piano rendition of "Heart-Shaped Box" from Westworld, since season two premieres this weekend on HBO, and that show always makes us feel like it's 4/20.  See you next week!