49 Years Ago: Black Sabbath Unleash ‘Paranoid’
The landmark release includes metal staples like 'Paranoid,' 'War Pigs' and 'Iron Man.'
44 Years Ago: KISS Release the Game-Changing Concert Album ‘Alive!’
You wanted the best, you got the best!
29 Years Ago: Judas Priest Ramp Up the Metal With ‘Painkiller’
Just when it looked like Judas Priest had been dethroned by a new wave of thrash bands, the defenders of metal lashed back with their 12th album, 'Painkiller.'
48 Years Ago: Black Sabbath Release ‘Master of Reality’
On July 21, 1971, Black Sabbath released their 'Master of Reality' album.
36 Years Ago: Dio Release ‘Holy Diver’
The first album after Ronnie James Dio was kicked out of Black Sabbath.
33 Years Ago: AC/DC Release ‘Who Made Who’
On May 24, 1986, AC/DC released 'Who Made Who,' the soundtrack for the Stephen King film 'Maximum Overdrive.'
40 Years Ago: Black Sabbath Fire Ozzy Osbourne
On April 27, 1979, after various attempts to get Ozzy back on the team, Black Sabbath fired their lead singer.
33 Years Ago: Guns N’ Roses Sign to Geffen Records
Here's how it happened.
19 Years Ago: AC/DC Bring Back the Grit on ‘Stiff Upper Lip’
On Feb. 28, 2000, AC/DC reunited with producer George Young and delivered their 'Stiff Upper Lip' album.
38 Years Ago: Motorhead Burst Into Metal Mainstream ‘Ace of Spades’
It came out Nov. 8, 1980.
37 Years Ago: Black Sabbath’s ‘Mob Rules’ Proves Dio Success Was No Fluke
It was the second and last with Dio for over a decade.
Gibson Guided Out of Bankruptcy by Former Rocker Turned Businessman
Many blamed longtime Chief Executive Officer Henry Juszkiewicz for the company's financial decline, while Nat Zilkha is receiving credit for its recent turn.