25 Years Ago: Metallica Release ‘Load’
Their follow-up to 'The Black Album.'
33 Years Ago: Iron Maiden’s Progressive Side Shines on ‘Seventh Son of a Seventh Son’
A major shift toward the progressive side.
35 Years Ago: Guns N’ Roses Sign to Geffen Records
Here's how it happened.
16 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.
42 Years Ago: Motorhead Paved the Way for Thrash With Second Album ‘Overkill’
This one paved the way for thrash.
35 Years Ago: Metallica Unleash the Epic Album ‘Master of Puppets’
The legendary third album and major label debut from Metallica.
47 Years Ago: KISS Get to Work With Self-Titled Debut Album
On Feb. 18, 1974, KISS arrived.
51 Years Ago: Black Sabbath Release Their Debut Album + Invent Heavy Metal
Nothing has been the same since Feb. 13, 1970.
20 Years Ago: Jason Newsted Leaves Metallica
On Jan. 17, 2001, bassist Jason Newsted revealed the news that he was exiting Metallica.
37 Years Ago: Van Halen Get a Jump on ‘1984’
It would be their last with David Lee Roth for quite some time.
30 Years Ago: Def Leppard Guitarist Steve Clark Dies
On Jan. 8, 1991, Def Leppard's Steve Clark died from an overdose.
23 Years Ago: Metallica Lock and ‘Reload’
The second half of what was supposed to be a double album.