43 Years Ago: KISS Release the Game-Changing Concert Album ‘Alive!’
On Sept. 10, 1975, KISS set a new standard for live albums with the release of their 'Alive!' album.
34 Years Ago: Iron Maiden Unleash ‘Powerslave’
The heavy metal community was already in the grip of Iron Maiden fever when the band released its fifth studio album, Powerslave, on Sept. 3, 1984.
30 Years Ago: Metallica Unleash ‘…And Justice for All’
On Aug. 25, 1988, Metallica released '...And Justice For All,' the follow-up to 'Master of Puppets' and their first album without Cliff Burton.
Six Years Ago: Warrant Singer Jani Lane Dies
On Aug. 11, 2011, Warrant frontman Jani Lane was found dead in a hotel in Woodlands, California.
31 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.'
27 Years Ago: Skid Row Release ‘Slave to the Grind’
On June 11, 1991, Skid Row went against the grain with their 'Slave to the Grind' disc.
8 Years Ago: Ronnie James Dio Passes Away
We take a look back at the life and death of metal legend Ronnie James Dio.
24 Years Ago + 16 Years Ago: Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain + Alice in Chains’ Layne Staley Die on …
On April 5, 1994, Nirvana's Kurt Cobain died, while Alice in Chains' Layne Staley would pass on April 5, 2002.
35 Years Ago: Kirk Hammett Invited to Audition for Metallica
On April 1, 1983, Kirk Hammett found out a phone call requesting him to audition for Metallica was not an April Fool's joke.
36 Years Ago: Ozzy Osbourne Arrested for Urinating on Alamo Cenotaph
In one of Ozzy's most infamous antics, he was arrested for urinating on a Texas monument in 1982 and was banned for the next decade. Revisit the story inside.