In 2008, a fire swept through Universal Studios in Hollywood and destroyed hundreds of thousands of music recordings and masters. The New York Times did a deep dive on the subject earlier this month, revealing some of the artists who were victimized and how devastating the losses actually were.

Within days, some of the bands mentioned in the story commented that they had no idea their music was destroyed. Now, some of them are suing Universal after learning of their lost recordings. But money won't replace the art that was ruined.

A new report has surfaced exposing an enormous list of artists who were affected by the fire. Some of the biggest rock and metal artists in the world are included, like Aerosmith, Guns N' Roses, Nirvana, The Who and more.

Even early artists like Buddy Holly - who paved the way for rock and metal as we know it - had music stored in the studio.

Scroll through the gallery below to see 60 of the biggest rock and metal artists who lost music in the Universal fire.

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