40 Years Ago: Kirk Hammett Invited to Audition for Metallica
It wasn't an April Fool's joke.
18 Years Ago: Ozzy Osbourne’s House Nearly Burned Down in Fire-Related Mishap
Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne were sent fleeing from their Buckinghamshire estate due to a fire in 2005.
44 Years Ago: Motorhead Paved the Way for Thrash With Second Album ‘Overkill’
This one paved the way for thrash.
9 Years Ago: GWAR Mastermind Dave Brockie Passes Away
March 23, 2014 was a sad day as we lost GWAR front-thing Dave 'Oderus Urungus' Brockie.
36 Years Ago: Guns N’ Roses Release ‘Appetite for Destruction’
One of the biggest albums ever made.
13 Years Ago: Type O Negative’s Peter Steele Dies
RIP, Green Man.
28 Years Ago: White Zombie Release Their Final Studio Album, ‘Astro-Creep: 2000′
Get the story behind the album.
40 Years Ago: Dave Mustaine Fired From Metallica
Then we wound up with two amazing thrash bands.
32 Years Ago: Def Leppard Guitarist Steve Clark Dies
On Jan. 8, 1991, Def Leppard's Steve Clark died from an overdose.