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Metallica 1983
Megaforce Records

32 Years Ago: Kirk Hammett Invited to Audition for Metallica

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

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

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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Stone Temple Pilots
Atlantic

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

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

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Ozzy Osbourne
Peter Kramer, Getty Images

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

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

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Linkin Park
Warner Bros

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

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

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Motorhead
Bronze

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

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

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Queens of the Stone Age
Interscope

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

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

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Pantera
EastWest

15 Years Ago: Pantera Unleash ‘Reinventing The Steel’

On March 21, 2000, Pantera released what would be their final studio album, 'Reinventing the Steel.'

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ACDC Tenacious D
Kevork Djansezian / Gabe Ginsberg, Getty Images

2015 Grammy Awards: What Went Right and What Went Wrong

There were hits and misses for rock fans where the 2015 Grammy Awards are concerned, and we run them down here.

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Behemoth / Judas Priest / Slipknot
Nuclear Blast / Ethan Miller, Getty Images / Roadrunner

20 Best Metal Songs of 2014

It's that time of year again! With 2014 coming to a close, we look back on the metal songs which impacted our ears since Jan. 1. For this list, we're taking into account fan response, songwriting prowess, popularity, creative progression, technical ability and many more dynamics

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