35 Years Ago: Metallica Bassist Cliff Burton Dies in Tragic Bus Crash
On Sept. 27, 1986, Metallica's Cliff Burton was killed in a bus crash.
30 Years Ago: Metallica Release ‘The Black Album’
On Aug. 12, 1991, Metallica released their biggest selling disc, known as 'The Black Album' to fans.
27 Years Ago + 19 Years Ago: Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain + Alice in Chains’ Layne Staley Die on April 5
Get the history behind these two tragedies.
35 Years Ago: Metallica Unleash the Epic Album ‘Master of Puppets’
The legendary third album and major label debut from Metallica.
16 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.
Five 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.
27 Years Ago: Korn Pioneer a New Sound With Their Self-Titled Debut Album
On Oct. 11, 1994, Korn delivered an assortment of different sounds into a completely new style that changed metal forever.
51 Years Ago: Black Sabbath Release ‘Paranoid’
One of metal's most important albums.
13 Years Ago: Slipknot Release ‘All Hope Is Gone’
On Aug. 26, 2008, Slipknot issued their final album with the late Paul Gray, 'All Hope Is Gone.'
37 Years Ago: Metallica Release ‘Ride the Lightning’
How would Metallica follow up 'Kill 'Em All'? On July 27, 1984, we got 'Ride the Lightning.'