49 Years Ago: Black Sabbath Take It to the Brink on Drug-Fueled ‘Vol. 4′
They almost called it 'Snowblind.'
41 Years Ago: Led Zeppelin Drummer John Bonham Passes Away
The thunderous backbone to Led Zeppelin’s sound went silent on Sept. 25, 1980.
Boston Calling Weathers Storms and Cancellations: Gallery, Review
Nine Inch Nails and Metallica helped the festival push past bad weather and lineup changes.
34 Years Ago: Judas Priest Flash Metal Form on Experimental ‘Ram It Down’
Judas Priest made an effort to get back to metal basics on 'Ram It Down' without shaking off the synths.
10 Years Ago: How Adele Kept Van Halen From Reaching No. 1
A post-Grammys surge helped Adele's '21' block Van Halen's 'A Different Kind of Truth' from the top spot.
38 Years Ago: Ozzy Osbourne Bounces Back From Tragedy With ‘Bark at the Moon’
A turbulent two-month span led into a difficult recording session.
25 Years Ago: Van Halen Release ‘Me Wise Magic’ Amid Reunion Fail
Band reconnected with David Lee Roth for the single, but things did not sail along smoothly.
35 Years Ago: Alice Cooper Strikes Back With ‘Constrictor’
Shock-rock legend mounted '80s comeback with ninth solo LP.
Slash’s ‘Coma’ Pushed Guns N’ Roses Into Complicated Territory
Izzy Stradlin and Gilby Clarke had trouble performing the song live.
30 Years Ago: Kiss Reimagine Argent for ‘Bill and Ted’ Sequel
Rewritten track was dubbed “God Gave Rock ‘n’ Roll to You II.”
30 Years Ago: Metallica Wake the Mainstream With ‘Enter Sandman’
Song marked the first time James Hetfield was challenged on his lyrics.
30 Years Ago: Van Halen Cook Up a Hit With ‘Poundcake’
First single from 'For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge' arrived with some new six-string tricks up its sleeve.