51 Years Ago: Black Sabbath Release ‘Paranoid’
One of metal's most important albums.
34 Years Ago: Guns N’ Roses Release ‘Appetite for Destruction’
One of the biggest albums ever made.
30 Years Ago: Skid Row Release ‘Slave to the Grind’
Skid Row's devastatingly heavy second album came out on June 11, 1991.
38 Years Ago: Pantera Release Their First Album ‘Metal Magic’
Not at all the Pantera that came to be in the '90s.
33 Years Ago: Queensryche Release Defining Concept Album ‘Operation: Mindcrime’
Read the story behind this conceptual masterpiece.
38 Years Ago: Dave Mustaine Fired From Metallica
Then we wound up with two amazing thrash bands.
35 Years Ago: Guns N’ Roses Sign to Geffen Records
Here's how it happened.
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.