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Korn 1998
Immortal / Epic

18 Years Ago: Korn Take Nu-Metal to the Masses With ‘Follow the Leader’

On Aug. 18, 1998, Korn catapulted to massive fame with the release of 'Follow the Leader.'

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Cannibal Corpse 1990
Metal Blade

26 Years Ago: Cannibal Corpse Pile on the Gore With ‘Eaten Back to Life’

On Aug. 17, 1990, Cannibal Corpse made their presence felt with the 'Eaten Back to Life' album.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers 1989

27 Years Ago: Red Hot Chili Peppers Release ‘Mother’s Milk’

On Aug. 16, 1989, Red Hot Chili Peppers started to gain traction with the release of their 'Mother's Milk' album.

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Metallica 1991
Elektra Records

25 Years Ago: Metallica Release ‘The Black Album’

On Aug. 12, 1991, Metallica released their biggest selling disc, known as 'The Black Album' to fans.

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Jani Lane
Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Five Years Ago: Warrant Singer Jani Lane Dies

On Aug. 11, 2011, Warrant frontman Jani Lane was found dead in a hotel in Woodlands, California.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers 1984

32 Years Ago: Red Hot Chili Peppers Release Their Self-Titled Debut Album

On Aug. 10, 1984, the Red Hot Chili Peppers released their self-titled debut album.

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Ozzy Osbourne
Hulton Archive, Getty Images

30 Years Ago: Ozzy Osbourne Exonerated in ‘Suicide Solution’ Fan Death Lawsuit

On Aug. 7, 1986, a judge tossed out a lawsuit against Ozzy Osbourne and his record labels tying the song 'Suicide Solution' to the death of a teen.

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Def Leppard 1987
Mercury Records

29 Years Ago: Def Leppard Unleash ‘Hysteria’

On Aug. 3, 1987, Def Leppard followed the hugely popular 'Pyromania' with the biggest album of their career, 'Hysteria.'

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Five Finger Death Punch 2007
Spinefarm / The Firm

9 Years Ago: Five Finger Death Punch Release Their Debut Album ‘The Way of the Fist’

On July 31, 2007, Five Finger Death Punch introduced themselves with 'The Way of the Fist' album.

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20 Years Ago: Sublime Release Self-Titled Album

On July 30, 1996, Sublime released what would become their biggest album -- their self-titled disc. But it was very bittersweet.

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