29 Years Ago + 21 Years Ago: Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain + Alice in Chains’ Layne Staley Die on April 5
Get the history behind these two tragedies.
41 Years Ago: Judas Priest Release ‘Screaming for Vengeance’
On July 17, 1982, Judas Priest saw their star rise with the release of the 'Screaming for Vengeance' album.
36 Years Ago: Motley Crue Release ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’
On May 15, 1987, Motley Crue released their 'Girls, Girls, Girls' album.
36 Years Ago: Black Sabbath Release the Tony Iommi-Featuring ‘Seventh Star’
It was supposed to be a Tony Iommi solo album.
9 Years Ago – Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman Dies
A detailed look back at the death of one of metal's most legendary musicians.
43 Years Ago: Black Sabbath Roar Back With ‘Heaven and Hell’
A major step forward on their first album with Ronnie James Dio.
40 Years Ago: Kirk Hammett Invited to Audition for Metallica
It wasn't an April Fool's joke.
33 Years Ago: Judas Priest Ramp Up the Metal With ‘Painkiller’
Just when it looked like Judas Priest had been dethroned, the defenders of metal lashed back with their 12th album, 'Painkiller.'
40 Years Ago: Dave Mustaine Fired From Metallica
Then we wound up with two amazing thrash bands.
18 Years Ago: Ozzy Osbourne’s House Nearly Burned Down in Fire-Related Mishap
Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne were sent fleeing from their Buckinghamshire estate due to a fire in 2005.
41 Years Ago: Ozzy Osbourne Arrested for Urinating on Alamo Cenotaph
In 1982, he was banned for the next decade.
Smashing Pumpkins’ Tour Opener Includes Greatest Hits, Led Zeppelin + David Bowie Covers
The band also played their biggest hits and number of interesting covers.