38 Years Ago: Kirk Hammett Invited to Audition for Metallica
It wasn't an April Fool's joke.
51 Years Ago: Black Sabbath Release Their Debut Album + Invent Heavy Metal
Nothing has been the same since Feb. 13, 1970.
35 Years Ago: Black Sabbath Release the Tony Iommi-Featuring ‘Seventh Star’
It was supposed to be a Tony Iommi solo album.
33 Years Ago: Megadeth Release ‘So Far, So Good… So What!’
Megadeth's third album arrived on Jan. 19, 1988.
16 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.
37 Years Ago: Slayer Unleash Their Debut Album ‘Show No Mercy’
'Blasting our way through the boundaries of Hell, no one can stop us tonight.'
Five 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.
16 Years Ago: Linkin Park Crossed Worlds With Jay-Z on ‘Collision Course’
On Nov. 30, 2004, the two music giants united for this unique project.
17 Years Ago: Korn Release ‘Take a Look in the Mirror’
Look back on the story behind the album.
23 Years Ago: Metallica Lock and ‘Reload’
The second half of what was supposed to be a double album.
19 Years Ago: Rob Zombie Releases ‘The Sinister Urge’
On Nov. 13, 2001, Rob Zombie followed up his debut record with the venerable 'The Sinister Urge.'
39 Years Ago: Ozzy Osbourne Flies High Again With ‘Diary of a Madman’
The last album with Randy Rhoads.