27 Years Ago: Def Leppard Guitarist Steve Clark Dies
On Jan. 8, 1991, Def Leppard guitarist Steve Clark died from an overdose.
Two Years Ago: Motorhead Pioneer Lemmy Kilmister Dies
On Dec. 28, 2015, Motorhead mainman and rock 'n' roll legend Lemmy Kilmister passed away.
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.'
36 Years Ago: AC/DC Finally Top Charts With ‘For Those About to Rock We Salute You’
On Nov. 23, 1981, AC/DC released their 'For Those About to Rock We Salute You' album.
23 Years Ago: Megadeth Release ‘Youthanasia’
Megadeth released 'Youthanasia' on Nov. 1, 1994, an album that saw the band move away from their thrash tendencies and lean on hook-laden songs with stomping rhythms. Take a look back at the record here.
6 Years Ago: Lou Reed and Metallica Perplexed the Music World With ‘Lulu’
On Nov. 1, 2011, Lou Reed and Metallica released their perplexing collaboration, 'Lulu.'
31 Years Ago: Slayer Redefine Thrash With ‘Reign in Blood’
On Oct. 7, 1986, Slayer delivered their thrash masterpiece 'Reign in Blood.'
39 Years Ago: Black Sabbath Release ‘Never Say Die!’
On Sept. 28, 1978, Black Sabbath released 'Never Say Die!,' their final album with Ozzy Osbourne for three decades.
31 Years Ago: Metallica Bassist Cliff Burton Dies in Tragic Bus Crash
On Sept. 27, 1986, Metallica's Cliff Burton was killed in a bus crash.
31 Years Ago: Megadeth Bring the Thrash With ‘Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying?’
On Sept. 19, 1986, Megadeth followed-up their debut album with the exceptional, catchy and powerful riff-fest 'Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying?'
30 Years Ago: Def Leppard Unleash ‘Hysteria’
On Aug. 3, 1987, Def Leppard followed the hugely popular 'Pyromania' with the biggest album of their career, 'Hysteria.'
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.