31 Years Ago: Iron Maiden Release ‘Fear of the Dark’
It'd be the last with Bruce Dickinson for a while.
34 Years Ago: Queensryche Release Defining Concept Album ‘Operation: Mindcrime’
Read the story behind this conceptual masterpiece.
29 Years Ago + 21 Years Ago: Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain + Alice in Chains’ Layne Staley Die on April 5
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.
5 Years Ago: Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington Dies
Loudwire reflects on the tragic passing of the Linkin Park singer on the anniversary of his death.
22 Years Ago: AC/DC Bring Back the Grit on ‘Stiff Upper Lip’
Their 14th album.
35 Years Ago: Megadeth Release ‘So Far, So Good… So What!’
Megadeth's third album arrived on Jan. 19, 1988.
39 Years Ago: Van Halen Get a Jump on ‘1984’
It would be their last with David Lee Roth for quite some time.
32 Years Ago: Def Leppard Guitarist Steve Clark Dies
On Jan. 8, 1991, Def Leppard's Steve Clark died from an overdose.
39 Years Ago: Judas Priest Ride Hot Streak With ‘Defenders of the Faith’
Some say this is Priest's best album.
19 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.
Eight Years Ago – Scott Weiland Dies From Drug Overdose
On Dec. 3, 2015, the iconic Stone Temple Pilots singer died while on tour.