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.
24 Years Ago + 16 Years Ago: Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain + Alice in Chains’ Layne Staley Die on …
On April 5, 1994, Nirvana's Kurt Cobain died, while Alice in Chains' Layne Staley would pass on April 5, 2002.
35 Years Ago: Kirk Hammett Invited to Audition for Metallica
On April 1, 1983, Kirk Hammett found out a phone call requesting him to audition for Metallica was not an April Fool's joke.