8 Years Ago: Avenged Sevenfold’s Jimmy ‘The Rev’ Sullivan Passes Away
On Dec. 28, 2009, Avenged Sevenfold announced their longtime drummer Jimmy 'The Rev' Sullivan had passed away at the age of 28.
Two Years Ago: Motorhead Pioneer Lemmy Kilmister Dies
On Dec. 28, 2015, Motorhead mainman and rock 'n' roll legend Lemmy Kilmister passed away.
16 Years Ago: Death Founder + Death Metal Pioneer Chuck Schuldiner Dies
On Dec. 13, 2001, the metal world suffered a great loss with the death of Death founder Chuck Schuldiner.
13 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.
34 Years Ago: Slayer Unleash Their Debut Album ‘Show No Mercy’
On Dec. 3, 1983, Slayer started their legendary metal career with the release of their debut album, 'Show No Mercy.'
Two 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.
44 Years Ago: Black Sabbath Overcome Writer’s Block and Release ‘Sabbath Bloody Sabbath’
On Dec. 1, 1973, Black Sabbath overcame writer's block and delivered their mammoth fifth album, 'Sabbath Bloody Sabbath.'
24 Years Ago: Guns N’ Roses Release ‘The Spaghetti Incident?’
On Nov. 23, 1993, Guns N' Roses released their covers album, 'The Spaghetti Incident?,' marking Slash and Duff McKagan's last full effort with the group.
18 Years Ago: Metallica Go Symphonic With ‘S&M’ Release
On Nov. 23, 1999, Metallica stepped outside of their comfort zone with the symphonic 'S&M' album.
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.