37 Years Ago: Kirk Hammett Invited to Audition for Metallica
It wasn't an April Fool's joke.
23 Years Ago: Metallica Release ‘Load’
On June 4, 1996, Metallica issued 'Load,' their follow up to 'The Black Album.'
36 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.
46 Years Ago: KISS Get to Work With Self-Titled Debut Album
On Feb. 18, 1974, KISS arrived on the scene with their self-titled debut album.
31 Years Ago: Megadeth Release ‘So Far, So Good… So What!’
On Jan. 19, 1988, Megadeth issued their third album, 'So Far, So Good ... So What!'
10 Years Ago: Avenged Sevenfold’s Jimmy ‘The Rev’ Sullivan Passes Away
'The Rev' passed away at the age of 28.
Aerosmith’s Original Touring Van Discovered in Woods by ‘American Pickers’
Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry and original guitarist Ray Tabano confirmed that the vehicle was authentic.
Watch Fiery Black Metal Spoof of Toto’s Africa by Woods of Trees
Images of nature, jungle animals and cute kitties are juxtaposed with visions of darkness and death, including skulls, flames and a silhouette of a woman.
48 Years Ago: Black Sabbath Release ‘Master of Reality’
On July 21, 1971, Black Sabbath released their 'Master of Reality' album.
40 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.
28 Years Ago: Def Leppard Guitarist Steve Clark Dies
On Jan. 8, 1991, Def Leppard guitarist Steve Clark died from an overdose.
30 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.