34 Years Ago: Van Halen Get a Jump on ‘1984’
On Jan. 9, 1984, Van Halen released their last album of the first era with David Lee Roth.
Two Years Ago: Motorhead Pioneer Lemmy Kilmister Dies
On Dec. 28, 2015, Motorhead mainman and rock 'n' roll legend Lemmy Kilmister passed away.
36 Years Ago: AC/DC Finally Top Charts With ‘For Those About to Rock We Salute You’
On Nov. 23, 1981, AC/DC released their 'For Those About to Rock We Salute You' album.
34 Years Ago: Motley Crue Release ‘Shout at the Devil’
For rebellious youth, 'Shout at the Devil,' which came out Sept. 26, 1983, had all the ingredients of a deviant misadventure.
42 Years Ago: KISS Release the Game-Changing Concert Album ‘Alive!’
On Sept. 10, 1975, KISS set a new standard for live albums with the release of their 'Alive!' album.
30 Years Ago: Def Leppard Unleash ‘Hysteria’
On Aug. 3, 1987, Def Leppard followed the hugely popular 'Pyromania' with the biggest album of their career, 'Hysteria.'
37 Years Ago: AC/DC Overcome Tragedy With the Masterful ‘Back in Black’
When a popular band loses its singer, it rarely bounces back to reach the level of success it had prior to the lineup shift. But that wasn't the case with AC/DC.
31 Years Ago: AC/DC Release ‘Who Made Who’
On May 24, 1986, AC/DC released 'Who Made Who,' the soundtrack for the Stephen King film 'Maximum Overdrive.'
37 Years Ago: Black Sabbath Roar Back With ‘Heaven and Hell’
On April 25, 1980, Black Sabbath took a major step by releasing 'Heaven and Hell' with new vocalist Ronnie James Dio.
27 Years Ago: Iron Maiden Release ‘No Prayer for the Dying’
On Oct. 1, 1990, Iron Maiden began a transitional period in their career with the 'No Prayer for the Dying' album.