42 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.
41 Years Ago: Black Sabbath Roar Back With ‘Heaven and Hell’
A major step forward on their first album with Ronnie James Dio.
41 Years Ago: Judas Priest Pound the World With ‘British Steel’
A true game changer.
38 Years Ago: Dave Mustaine Fired From Metallica
Then we wound up with two amazing thrash bands.
27 Years Ago + 19 Years Ago: Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain + Alice in Chains’ Layne Staley Die on …
Get the history behind these two tragedies.
38 Years Ago: Kirk Hammett Invited to Audition for Metallica
It wasn't an April Fool's joke.
35 Years Ago: Guns N’ Roses Sign to Geffen Records
Here's how it happened.
45 Years Ago: KISS Make the Leap on ‘Destroyer’
March 15, 1976.
21 Years Ago: AC/DC Bring Back the Grit on ‘Stiff Upper Lip’
Their 14th album.
39 Years Ago: Ozzy Osbourne Arrested for Urinating on Alamo Cenotaph
In 1982, he was banned for the next decade.
35 Years Ago: Black Sabbath Release the Tony Iommi-Featuring ‘Seventh Star’
It was supposed to be a Tony Iommi solo album.
37 Years Ago: Judas Priest Ride Hot Streak With ‘Defenders of the Faith’
Some say this is Priest's best album.