25 Years Ago + 17 Years Ago: Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain + Alice in Chains’ Layne Staley Die on …
Get the history behind these two tragedies.
14 Album Covers That Look Metal But Aren’t
Demons, gravestones, blood and motorcycles on an album cover often mean you're about to hear some metal. But not always.
One Year Ago: Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington Dies
Loudwire reflects on the tragic passing of the Linkin Park singer on the anniversary of his death.
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.
31 Years Ago: Megadeth Release ‘So Far, So Good… So What!’
On Jan. 19, 1988, Megadeth issued their third album, 'So Far, So Good ... So What!'
35 Years Ago: Van Halen Get a Jump on ‘1984’
It would be their last with David Lee Roth for quite some time.
28 Years Ago: Def Leppard Guitarist Steve Clark Dies
On Jan. 8, 1991, Def Leppard guitarist Steve Clark died from an overdose.
35 Years Ago: Judas Priest Ride Hot Streak With ‘Defenders of the Faith’
On Jan. 4, 1984, Judas Priest picked up where 'Screaming for Vengeance' left off with another certifiable, definitive metal record in 'Defenders of the Faith.'
14 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.
Three 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.
45 Years Ago: Black Sabbath Overcome Writer’s Block and Release ‘Sabbath Bloody Sabbath’
Is it their best? The debate rages on...
21 Years Ago: Metallica Lock and ‘Reload’
On Nov. 18, 1997, Metallica released 'Reload,' a companion to 'Load,' originally intended to be a double album.