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Maiden Brave New World

15 Years Ago: Iron Maiden Release ‘Brave New World’

On May 29, 2000, the core Iron Maiden lineup was back intact with the release of their 'Brave New World' album.

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24 Years Ago: Smashing Pumpkins Release Debut Album ‘Gish’

On May 28, 1991, Smashing Pumpkins kicked off their recording career with the album 'Gish.'

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32 Years Ago: Dio Release ‘Holy Diver’

If Ronnie James Dio hadn’t been kicked out of Black Sabbath, one of the hallmarks of metal, 'Holy Diver,' might never have surfaced from the depths.

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11 Years Ago: Slipknot Overcome Internal Strife to Unleash ‘Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses’

In the blackened world of Slipknot, tragedy and turbulence have often coincided with artistic triumph.

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5 Years Ago: Slipknot Bassist Paul Gray Dies

On May 24, 2010, the body of Slipknot bassist Paul Gray was found in a Johnston, Iowa hotel room.

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18 Years Ago: Foo Fighters Release ‘The Colour and the Shape’

On May 20, 1997, Foo Fighters released what would become their biggest selling album, 'The Colour and the Shape.'

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32 Years Ago: Iron Maiden Release ‘Piece of Mind’

It’s easy to understand why Iron Maiden’s Piece of Mind remains one of bassist Steve Harris’ favorite albums.

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5 Years Ago: Ronnie James Dio Passes Away

We take a look back at the life and death of metal legend Ronnie James Dio.

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Motley Crue

28 Years Ago: Motley Crue Release ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’

On May 15, 1987, Motley Crue released their 'Girls, Girls, Girls' album.

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23 Years Ago: Iron Maiden Release ‘Fear of the Dark’

Despite its title track, which remains a fan favorite, Iron Maiden’s Fear of the Dark showcased a band in serious need of a creative boost.

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