33 Years Ago: Guns N’ Roses Sign to Geffen Records
Here's how it happened.
43 Years Ago: KISS Make the Leap on ‘Destroyer’
On March 15, 1976, KISS released their classic album 'Destroyer.'
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.
18 Years Ago: Jason Newsted Leaves Metallica
On Jan. 17, 2001, bassist Jason Newsted revealed the news that he was exiting Metallica.
35 Years Ago: Van Halen Get a Jump on ‘1984’
It would be their last with David Lee Roth for quite some time.
28 Years Ago: Def Leppard Guitarist Steve Clark Dies
On Jan. 8, 1991, Def Leppard guitarist Steve Clark died from an overdose.
35 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.'
Three 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.
37 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.