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Black Sabbath
Vertigo

37 Years Ago: Black Sabbath Fire Ozzy Osbourne

On April 27, 1979, after various attempts to get Ozzy back on the team, Black Sabbath fired their lead singer.

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Black Sabbath Heaven and Hell
Warner Bros.

36 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.

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Papa Roach
Matthew Simmons, Getty Images

16 Years Ago: Papa Roach Break Out With ‘Infest’

On April 25, 2000, Papa Roach made their breakthrough with the 'Infest' disc.

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The Ramones
Photo by Roberta Bayley/Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

40 Years Ago: Ramones Release Their Self-Titled Debut Album

On April 23, 1976, the Ramones introduced the world to punk rock music with their self-titled debut album.

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Beastie Boys
Capitol

24 Years Ago: Beastie Boys Release ‘Check Your Head’

On April 21, 1992, the Beastie Boys changed the course of their career with the release of their "Check Your Head" album.

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Rage Against the Machine

20 Years Ago: Rage Against the Machine Release ‘Evil Empire’

On April 16, 1996, Rage Against the Machine took their message to the masses with the release of the 'Evil Empire' album.

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Temple of the Dog
A&M

25 Years Ago: Temple of the Dog Release Their Self-Titled Album

On April 16, 1991, a supergroup featuring members of Soundgarden and Pearl Jam came together to release an album in honor of the late Andrew Wood.

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George De Sota/Referns, Getty Images
George De Sota/Referns, Getty Images

6 Years Ago: Type O Negative’s Peter Steele Dies

On April 14, 2010, Type O Negative vocalist Peter Steele passed away.

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Photo of Steve HARRIS and Clive BURR and Dave MURRAY and Dennis STRATTON and IRON MAIDEN and Paul DI'ANNO

36 Years Ago: Iron Maiden Unleash Debut Album

On April 14, 1980, Iron Maiden released their self-titled debut album.

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Judas Priest

36 Years Ago: Judas Priest Release ‘British Steel’

Judas Priest unleashed a metal classic with 1980's 'British Steel' album.

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