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32 Years Ago: Dave Mustaine Fired From Metallica

Metallica With Mustaine
Metallica.com

The end of Dave Mustaine's stay in Metallica came on April 11, 1983, and it came without warning.

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22 Years Ago: Tool Pull Fans Into Their ‘Undertow’

Tool Maynard James Keenan
Tim Mosenfelder/ImageDirect, Getty Images

Tool released their debut full-length album, 'Undertow,' on April 6, 1993, via the label Zoo Entertainment. Take a look back at the landmark disc here.

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21 Years Ago + 13 Years Ago: Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain + Alice in Chains’ Layne Staley Die on April 5

Kurt Cobain Layne Staley
Frank Micelotta, Getty Images

On April 5, 1994, Nirvana's Kurt Cobain died, while Alice in Chains' Layne Staley would pass on April 5, 2002.

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32 Years Ago: Kirk Hammett Invited to Audition for Metallica

Metallica 1983
Megaforce Records

On April 1, 1983, Kirk Hammett found out a phone call requesting him to audition for Metallica was not an April Fool's joke.

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29 Years Ago: Guns N’ Roses Sign to Geffen Records

Guns N' Roses
Marc S Canter / Michael Ochs Archives, Getty Images

When Guns N’ Roses signed to Geffen on March 26, 1986, no one could imagine that less than three years later the band would be one of the biggest names in rock.

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19 Years Ago: Stone Temple Pilots Release ‘Tiny Music … Songs From the Vatican Gift Shop’

Stone Temple Pilots
Atlantic

On March 26, 1996, Stone Temple Pilots released their third album, 'Tiny Music ... Songs From the Vatican Gift Shop.'

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10 Years Ago: Ozzy Osbourne’s House Nearly Burned Down in Fire-Related Mishap

Ozzy Osbourne
Peter Kramer, Getty Images

On March 25, 2005, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne were sent fleeing from their Buckinghamshire estate due to a fire.

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12 Years Ago: Linkin Park Released Their Successful ‘Meteora’ Album

Linkin Park
Warner Bros

On March 25, 2003, Linkin Park avoided the sophomore slump, releasing the hugely successful 'Meteora' album.

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36 Years Ago: Motorhead Paved the Way for Thrash With Second Album ‘Overkill’

Motorhead
Bronze

On March 24, 1979, Motorhead influences generations of rockers to come with the release of their 'Overkill' album.

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10 Years Ago: Queens of the Stone Age Release ‘Lullabies to Paralyze’

Queens of the Stone Age
Interscope

On March 22, 2005, Queens of the Stone Age continued their hot streak with the "Lullabies to Paralyze" album.

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