34 Years Ago: Van Halen Get a Jump on ‘1984’
On Jan. 9, 1984, Van Halen released their last album of the first era with David Lee Roth.
27 Years Ago: Def Leppard Guitarist Steve Clark Dies
On Jan. 8, 1991, Def Leppard guitarist Steve Clark died from an overdose.
20 Years Ago: Metallica Lock and ‘Reload’
On Nov. 18, 1997, Metallica released 'Reload,' a companion to 'Load,' originally intended to be a double album.
27 Years Ago: Slayer Release ‘Seasons in the Abyss’
On Oct. 9, 1990, Slayer released 'Seasons in the Abyss,' taking things in a new and exciting direction for the band.
34 Years Ago: Motley Crue Release ‘Shout at the Devil’
For rebellious youth, 'Shout at the Devil,' which came out Sept. 26, 1983, had all the ingredients of a deviant misadventure.
16 Years Ago: Slayer Release ‘God Hates Us All’
On Sept. 11, 2001, Slayer issued their brutal barrage, 'God Hates Us All.'
37 Years Ago: Iron Maiden Unleash Debut Album
On April 14, 1980, Iron Maiden released their self-titled debut album.
24 Years Ago: Tool Pull Fans Into Their ‘Undertow’
Tool released their debut full-length album, 'Undertow,' on April 6, 1993, via the label Zoo Entertainment. Take a look back at the landmark disc here.
23 Years Ago + 15 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.
Three Years Ago: GWAR Mastermind Dave Brockie Passes Away
For intergalactic warriors and metal fans alike, March 23, 2014 was a sad day as we lost GWAR front-thing Dave 'Oderus Urungus' Brockie.