34 Years Ago: Judas Priest Ride Hot Streak With ‘Defenders of the Faith’
On Jan. 4, 1984, Judas Priest picked up where 'Screaming for Vengeance' left off with another certifiable, definitive metal record in 'Defenders of the Faith.'
8 Years Ago: Avenged Sevenfold’s Jimmy ‘The Rev’ Sullivan Passes Away
On Dec. 28, 2009, Avenged Sevenfold announced their longtime drummer Jimmy 'The Rev' Sullivan had passed away at the age of 28.
24 Years Ago: Guns N’ Roses Release ‘The Spaghetti Incident?’
On Nov. 23, 1993, Guns N' Roses released their covers album, 'The Spaghetti Incident?,' marking Slash and Duff McKagan's last full effort with the group.
18 Years Ago: Metallica Go Symphonic With ‘S&M’ Release
On Nov. 23, 1999, Metallica stepped outside of their comfort zone with the symphonic 'S&M' album.
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.
22 Years Ago: Ozzy Osbourne Releases Comeback Album ‘Ozzmosis’
On Oct. 24, 1995, Ozzy Osbourne decided to end his retirement by releasing the 'Ozzmosis' album.
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.
27 Years Ago: Megadeth Release the Tech-Thrash Groundbreaker ‘Rust in Peace’
On Sept. 24, 1990, Megadeth issued their 'Rust in Peace' album.
9 Years Ago: Metallica Release ‘Death Magnetic’
This was Metallica as they were meant to be, barreling in full-on progressive thrash mode in a way they hadn’t since 1988’s '…And Justice for All.'
28 Years Ago: Motley Crue Release ‘Dr. Feelgood’
Five albums into their career, Mötley Crüe were unapologetically obsessed with crafting the kind of sticky, sleazy hard rock that defined MTV hair metal.