Two Years Ago: Scott Weiland Dies From Drug Overdose
On Dec. 3, 2015, iconic Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland died of a drug overdose while on tour with Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts.
36 Years Ago: Ozzy Osbourne Flies High Again With ‘Diary of a Madman’
On Nov. 7, 1981, Ozzy Osbourne released 'Diary of a Madman,' the last disc to feature shining guitarist Randy Rhoads. Get the story behind the album inside.
23 Years Ago: Korn Pioneer a New Sound With Their Self-Titled Debut Album
On Oct. 11, 1994, Korn delivered their debut album, fusing together an assortment of different sounds into a completely new style that changed metal forever.
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.'
Six Years Ago: Warrant Singer Jani Lane Dies
On Aug. 11, 2011, Warrant frontman Jani Lane was found dead in a hotel in Woodlands, California.
30 Years Ago: Guns N’ Roses Release ‘Appetite for Destruction’
On July 21, 1987, the world was introduced to Guns N' Roses through their debut disc 'Appetite for Destruction.'
23 Years Ago: Marilyn Manson Issues ‘Portrait of an American Family’
On July 19, 1994, Marilyn Manson dropped the Spooky Kids from their moniker and released the 'Portrait of an American Family' disc.
25 Years Ago: Guns N’ Roses and Metallica Launch Ill-Fated Tour
On July 17, 1992, Guns N' Roses and Metallica kicked off what was supposed to be a tour for the ages, but it was remembered for all the wrong reasons.
19 Years Ago: System of a Down Release Self-Titled Debut Album
On June 30, 1998, System of a Down made their presence felt with their self-titled debut disc.
33 Years Ago: Megadeth Unleash ‘Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good’
After being fired from Metallica, Dave Mustaine would go on to form Megadeth and release one of the best thrash debut albums ever.
13 Years Ago: Avenged Sevenfold Unleash Their Breakthrough Album ‘City of Evil’
Avenged Sevenfold abandoned their metalcore formula and left their former peers in the dust with their third album, 'City of Evil,' which came out June 6, 2005.
14 Years Ago: Slipknot Overcome Internal Strife to Unleash ‘Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses’
In the blackened world of Slipknot, dysfunction and turbulence have often coincided with artistic triumph.