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Slipknot Paul Gray
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7 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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Albert
Albert

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.'

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Roadrunner Records
Roadrunner Records

15 Years Ago: Killswitch Engage Reinvent Metalcore With ‘Alive or Just Breathing’

On May 21, 2002, Killswitch Engage helped put their stamp on metalcore for years to come with the release of 'Alive or Just Breathing.'

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Roswell / Capitol
Roswell / Capitol

20 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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Ronnie James Dio
Robert Cianflone, Getty Images

7 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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EMI
EMI

34 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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Elektra
Elektra

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

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

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EMI
EMI

25 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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Metallica Kill 'Em All
Metallica.com

34 Years Ago: Metallica Entered the Studio to Record ‘Kill ‘Em All’

On May 10, 1983, Metallica entered the studio to record their breakout album 'Kill 'Em All.'

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EastWest
EastWest

21 Years Ago: Pantera Hit Their Most Extreme With ‘The Great Southern Trendkill’

On May 7, 1996, Pantera unleashed their most vicious record to date in 'The Great Southern Trendkill.'

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