18 Years Ago: Jason Newsted Leaves Metallica
On Jan. 17, 2001, bassist Jason Newsted revealed the news that he was exiting Metallica.
35 Years Ago: Van Halen Get a Jump on ‘1984’
It would be their last with David Lee Roth for quite some time.
28 Years Ago: Def Leppard Guitarist Steve Clark Dies
On Jan. 8, 1991, Def Leppard guitarist Steve Clark died from an overdose.
35 Years Ago: Judas Priest Ride Hot Streak With ‘Defenders of the Faith’
On Jan. 4, 1984, Judas Priest picked up where 'Screaming for Vengeance' left off with another certifiable, definitive metal record in 'Defenders of the Faith.'
9 Years Ago: Avenged Sevenfold’s Jimmy ‘The Rev’ Sullivan Passes Away
On Dec. 28, 2009, Avenged Sevenfold announced their longtime drummer Jimmy 'The Rev' Sullivan had passed away at the age of 28.
Three Years Ago: Motorhead Pioneer Lemmy Kilmister Dies
On Dec. 28, 2015, Motorhead mainman and rock 'n' roll legend Lemmy Kilmister passed away.
Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale: 2018 Rock Artist of the Year
Loudwire names Lzzy Hale the 2018 Rock Artist of the Year. Read our in-depth interview about her year.
14 Years Ago: Dimebag Darrell Slain Onstage in Ohio
On Dec. 8, 2004, Dimebag Darrell's life ended when he was shot by a gunman onstage during a Damageplan show in Columbus, Ohio.
Three Years Ago: Scott Weiland Dies From Drug Overdose
On Dec. 3, 2015, iconic Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland died of a drug overdose while on tour with Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts.
35 Years Ago: Slayer Unleash Their Debut Album ‘Show No Mercy’
On Dec. 3, 1983, Slayer started their legendary metal career with the release of their debut album, 'Show No Mercy.'