35 Years Ago: Iron Maiden Unleash ‘Powerslave’
The heavy metal community was already in the grip of Iron Maiden fever when the band released its fifth studio album, Powerslave, on Sept. 3, 1984.
28 Years Ago: Metallica Release ‘The Black Album’
On Aug. 12, 1991, Metallica released their biggest selling disc, known as 'The Black Album' to fans.
Eight Years Ago: Warrant Singer Jani Lane Dies
On Aug. 11, 2011, Warrant frontman Jani Lane was found dead in a hotel in Woodland Hills, California.
33 Years Ago: Ozzy Osbourne Exonerated in ‘Suicide Solution’ Fan Death Lawsuit
On Aug. 7, 1986, a judge tossed out a lawsuit against Ozzy Osbourne and his record labels tying the song 'Suicide Solution' to the death of a teen.
28 Years Ago: Skid Row Release ‘Slave to the Grind’
On June 11, 1991, Skid Row went against the grain with their 'Slave to the Grind' disc.
23 Years Ago: Metallica Release ‘Load’
On June 4, 1996, Metallica issued 'Load,' their follow up to 'The Black Album.'
20 Years Ago: AC/DC Bring Back the Grit on ‘Stiff Upper Lip’
Their 14th album.
28 Years Ago: Pantera Release the Groundbreaking ‘Vulgar Display of Power’
On Feb. 25, 1992, Pantera changed the course of heavy metal with the release of 'Vulgar Display of Power.'
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.
39 Years Ago: Motorhead Burst Into Metal Mainstream ‘Ace of Spades’
It came out Nov. 8, 1980.