22 Years Ago: Metallica Release ‘Load’
On June 4, 1996, Metallica issued 'Load,' their follow up to 'The Black Album.'
32 Years Ago: AC/DC Release ‘Who Made Who’
On May 24, 1986, AC/DC released 'Who Made Who,' the soundtrack for the Stephen King film 'Maximum Overdrive.'
35 Years Ago: Iron Maiden Release ‘Piece of Mind’
It’s easy to understand why Iron Maiden’s 'Piece of Mind' remains one of bassist Steve Harris’ favorite albums.
31 Years Ago: Motley Crue Release ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’
On May 15, 1987, Motley Crue released their 'Girls, Girls, Girls' album.
30 Years Ago: Queensryche Release Defining Concept Album ‘Operation: Mindcrime’
On May 3, 1988, Queensryche issued the heavy metal opera 'Operation: Mindcrime.'
39 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.
38 Years Ago: Black Sabbath Roar Back With ‘Heaven and Hell’
On April 25, 1980, Black Sabbath took a major step by releasing 'Heaven and Hell' with new vocalist Ronnie James Dio.
38 Years Ago: Judas Priest Pound the World With ‘British Steel’
Judas Priest unleashed a metal classic with 1980's 'British Steel' album.
30 Years Ago: Iron Maiden’s Progressive Side Shines on ‘Seventh Son of a Seventh Son’
After a series of albums mostly rooted in the straightforward, fist-to-the-sky aesthetics, Iron Maiden took some major liberties with their seventh album.
35 Years Ago: Dave Mustaine Fired From Metallica
The end of Dave Mustaine's stay in Metallica came on April 11, 1983, and it came without warning.