34 Years Ago: Van Halen Get a Jump on ‘1984’
On Jan. 9, 1984, Van Halen released their last album of the first era with David Lee Roth.
Two Years Ago: Motorhead Pioneer Lemmy Kilmister Dies
On Dec. 28, 2015, Motorhead mainman and rock 'n' roll legend Lemmy Kilmister passed away.
44 Years Ago: Black Sabbath Overcome Writer’s Block and Release ‘Sabbath Bloody Sabbath’
On Dec. 1, 1973, Black Sabbath overcame writer's block and delivered their mammoth fifth album, 'Sabbath Bloody Sabbath.'
22 Years Ago: Ozzy Osbourne Releases Comeback Album ‘Ozzmosis’
On Oct. 24, 1995, Ozzy Osbourne decided to end his retirement by releasing the 'Ozzmosis' album.
30 Years Ago: Def Leppard Unleash ‘Hysteria’
On Aug. 3, 1987, Def Leppard followed the hugely popular 'Pyromania' with the biggest album of their career, 'Hysteria.'
34 Years Ago: Metallica Start the Thrash Revolution With ‘Kill ‘Em All’
Metallica’s debut album, 'Kill 'Em All,' came out on July 25, 1983, and helped start the thrash revolution.
37 Years Ago: AC/DC Overcome Tragedy With the Masterful ‘Back in Black’
When a popular band loses its singer, it rarely bounces back to reach the level of success it had prior to the lineup shift. But that wasn't the case with AC/DC.
25 Years Ago: Guns N’ Roses and Metallica Launch Ill-Fated Tour
On July 17, 1992, Guns N' Roses and Metallica kicked off what was supposed to be a tour for the ages, but it was remembered for all the wrong reasons.
7 Years Ago: Slipknot Bassist Paul Gray Dies
On May 24, 2010, the body of Slipknot bassist Paul Gray was found in a Johnston, Iowa hotel room.
31 Years Ago: AC/DC Release ‘Who Made Who’
On May 24, 1986, AC/DC released 'Who Made Who,' the soundtrack for the Stephen King film 'Maximum Overdrive.'