17 Years Ago: Jason Newsted Leaves Metallica
On Jan. 17, 2001, bassist Jason Newsted revealed the news that he was exiting Metallica.
13 Years Ago: Dimebag Darrell Slain Onstage in Ohio
On Dec. 8, 2004, Dimebag Darrell's life ended when he was shot by a gunman onstage during a Damageplan show in Columbus, Ohio.
44 Years Ago: Black Sabbath Overcome Writer’s Block and Release ‘Sabbath Bloody Sabbath’
On Dec. 1, 1973, Black Sabbath overcame writer's block and delivered their mammoth fifth album, 'Sabbath Bloody Sabbath.'
16 Years Ago: System of a Down Unleash ‘Toxicity’
'Toxicity' remains System of a Down’s most popular album and one of the most offbeat and original multiplatinum metal releases of all time.
28 Years Ago: Motley Crue Release ‘Dr. Feelgood’
Five albums into their career, Mötley Crüe were unapologetically obsessed with crafting the kind of sticky, sleazy hard rock that defined MTV hair metal.
16 Years Ago: Slipknot Celebrate Misery and Depravity With ‘Iowa’
Turmoil, disaffection, misanthropy and self-indulgence have always been creative tools for Slipknot.
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: Ozzy Osbourne Exonerated in ‘Suicide Solution’ Fan Death Lawsuit
On Aug. 7, 1986, a judge tossed out a lawsuit against Ozzy Osbourne and his record labels tying the song 'Suicide Solution' to the death of a teen.
34 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.
37 Years Ago: AC/DC Overcome Tragedy With the Masterful ‘Back in Black’
When a popular band loses its singer, it rarely bounces back to reach the level of success it had prior to the lineup shift. But that wasn't the case with AC/DC.
27 Years Ago: Pantera Find Their Voice With ‘Cowboys From Hell’
On July 24, 1990, Pantera took a major step forward in their music career with the 'Cowboys From Hell' album.
23 Years Ago: Marilyn Manson Issues ‘Portrait of an American Family’
On July 19, 1994, Marilyn Manson dropped the Spooky Kids from their moniker and released the 'Portrait of an American Family' disc.