17 Years Ago: Jason Newsted Leaves Metallica
On Jan. 17, 2001, bassist Jason Newsted revealed the news that he was exiting Metallica.
34 Years Ago: Van Halen Get a Jump on ‘1984’
On Jan. 9, 1984, Van Halen released their last album of the first era with David Lee Roth.
27 Years Ago: Def Leppard Guitarist Steve Clark Dies
On Jan. 8, 1991, Def Leppard guitarist Steve Clark died from an overdose.
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.'
Two Years Ago: Motorhead Pioneer Lemmy Kilmister Dies
On Dec. 28, 2015, Motorhead mainman and rock 'n' roll legend Lemmy Kilmister passed away.
13 Years Ago: Dimebag Darrell Slain Onstage in Ohio
On Dec. 8, 2004, Dimebag Darrell's life ended when he was shot by a gunman onstage during a Damageplan show in Columbus, Ohio.
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.
44 Years Ago: Black Sabbath Overcome Writer’s Block and Release ‘Sabbath Bloody Sabbath’
On Dec. 1, 1973, Black Sabbath overcame writer's block and delivered their mammoth fifth album, 'Sabbath Bloody Sabbath.'
36 Years Ago: AC/DC Finally Top Charts With ‘For Those About to Rock We Salute You’
On Nov. 23, 1981, AC/DC released their 'For Those About to Rock We Salute You' album.
36 Years Ago: KISS Hit Rock Bottom With ‘Music From the Elder’
On Nov. 10, 1981, KISS served up one of the bigger missteps of their career with the 'Music From the Elder' album.