43 Years Ago: Black Sabbath Fire Ozzy Osbourne
On April 27, 1979, after various attempts to get Ozzy back on the team, Black Sabbath fired their lead singer.
42 Years Ago: Iron Maiden Unleash Their Influential Debut Album
Get the story behind Iron Maiden's historic first album.
42 Years Ago: Judas Priest Pound the World With ‘British Steel’
A true game changer.
39 Years Ago: Kirk Hammett Invited to Audition for Metallica
It wasn't an April Fool's joke.
34 Years Ago: Megadeth Release ‘So Far, So Good… So What!’
Megadeth's third album arrived on Jan. 19, 1988.
38 Years Ago: Judas Priest Ride Hot Streak With ‘Defenders of the Faith’
Some say this is Priest's best album.
38 Years Ago: Slayer Unleash Their Debut Album ‘Show No Mercy’
'Blasting our way through the boundaries of Hell, no one can stop us tonight.'
20 Years Ago: Slipknot Celebrate Misery and Depravity With ‘Iowa’
Turmoil, disaffection, misanthropy and self-indulgence have always been creative tools for Slipknot.
27 Years Ago: Black Sabbath Team Up With Body Count Members for Ill-Fated ‘Forbidden’ Album
The last of five albums Black Sabbath recorded with vocalist Tony Martin.
37 Years Ago: Megadeth Unleash ‘Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good’
Dave Mustaine would go on to form Megadeth and release one of the best thrash debut albums ever.