35 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.
30 Years Ago: Slayer Release ‘South of Heaven’
On July 5, 1988, Slayer released 'South of Heaven,' their follow-up to the fiery 'Reign in Blood.' Get the anniversary story inside.
17 Years Ago: Jason Newsted Leaves Metallica
On Jan. 17, 2001, bassist Jason Newsted revealed the news that he was exiting Metallica.
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.
27 Years Ago: Def Leppard Guitarist Steve Clark Dies
On Jan. 8, 1991, Def Leppard guitarist Steve Clark died from an overdose.
34 Years Ago: Judas Priest Ride Hot Streak With ‘Defenders of the Faith’
On Jan. 4, 1984, Judas Priest picked up where 'Screaming for Vengeance' left off with another certifiable, definitive metal record in 'Defenders of the Faith.'
Two Years Ago: Scott Weiland Dies From Drug Overdose
On Dec. 3, 2015, iconic Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland died of a drug overdose while on tour with Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts.
36 Years Ago: AC/DC Finally Top Charts With ‘For Those About to Rock We Salute You’
On Nov. 23, 1981, AC/DC released their 'For Those About to Rock We Salute You' album.
36 Years Ago: Ozzy Osbourne Flies High Again With ‘Diary of a Madman’
On Nov. 7, 1981, Ozzy Osbourne released 'Diary of a Madman,' the last disc to feature shining guitarist Randy Rhoads. Get the story behind the album inside.
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.