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Slipknot Paul Gray
Jo Hale, Getty Images

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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Dave Grohl
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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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Motley Crue
Elektra

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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Metallica Kill 'Em All
Metallica.com

32 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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Adam Yauch
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3 Years Ago: Beastie Boys’ Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch Dies

On May 4, 2012, the music world was dealt a crushing blow with the news that Beastie Boys' Adam 'MCA' Yauch had passed away.

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Queensryche
EMI

27 Years Ago: Queensryche Releases ‘Operation: Mindcrime’ Album

On May 3, 1988, Queensryche issued the heavy metal opera 'Operation: Mindcrime.'

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Black Sabbath
Vertigo

36 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.

35 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
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15 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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Beastie Boys
Capitol

23 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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