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Soundgarden: Favorite ‘Superunknown’ Song – Readers Poll

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On March 8, 1994, Soundgarden unleashed their fourth album, 'Superunknown,' a now-ironic title considering the great heights the disc has reached.

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Nine Inch Nails: Favorite ‘Downward Spiral’ Song – Readers Poll

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Today, March 8, marks the 20th anniversary of the release of the seminal Nine Inch Nails album 'The Downward Spiral.' The 1994 release boasted a unique blend of industrial rock and electronica, redefining both the genres, along with lyrical content that explored the deepest depths of pain and suffering.

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Metal Thrashing Mad: Anthrax’s ‘Fistful of Metal’ Turns 30 Years Old

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This January marks the 30th anniversary since the release of Anthrax’s debut album, ‘Fistful of Metal,’ which was obviously one of very first bona fide thrash metal LPs, arriving right on the coattails of Metallica’s ‘Kill ‘em All,’ Slayer’s ‘Show no Mercy,’ and other, lesser-known nuggets like Exciter’s ‘Heavy Metal Maniac.’

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The Big 5: Metallica’s Biggest Moments in the Five Years Since ‘Death Magnetic’

Metallica - Fifth Anniversary of 'Death Magnetic'
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On Sept. 12, 2008, Metallica unleashed their ninth studio album, 'Death Magnetic.' Still being criticized for 2003's 'St. Anger,' Metallica's latest effort received positive reviews from both critics and fans. An album chock full of pure rock and old-school thrash, 'Death Magnetic' was a significant comeback for the legendary band.

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Exclusive: Jason Newsted Reflects on 25th Anniversary of Metallica’s ‘…And Justice For All’

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On August 25, 1988, Metallica released their fourth studio album and the first since the death of bassist Cliff Burton. '...And Justice for All' featured Jason Newsted on bass and some of the most complex 'Tallica tunes to date. Twenty-five years later, songs like 'One' and 'Harvester of Sorrow' still prove to be fan-favorites at live shows.

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30 Years Ago: Metal Has Coming Out Party at California’s US Festival

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Metal's roots may have come from the late '60s and '70s, but it can be argued that the genre's real coming out party happened May 29, 1983 at the US Festival in San Bernardino, Calif. The music weekend offered a wide array of musical options, with each day catered to a specific sound, but it was the Heavy Metal Day on May 29, 1983, that showed just how popular that metal had become.

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The Great White Station Fire: 10 Years Later

Station Nightclub Fire
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Today marks the 10-year anniversary of perhaps the greatest tragedy in the history of rock concerts. On Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003, 100 people were killed in West Warwick, R.I. when The Station nightclub's sound insulation caught fire due to a stray pyrotechnic flame from Great White's stage show.

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20 Years Ago Today: Alice in Chains Release ‘Dirt’

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It was Sept. 29, 1992 when Alice in Chains released their sophomore set, 'Dirt,' a brooding masterpiece that would stand as one of the '90s best works.

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