30 Years Ago: Iron Maiden’s Progressive Side Shines on ‘Seventh Son of a Seventh Son’
After a series of albums mostly rooted in the straightforward, fist-to-the-sky aesthetics, Iron Maiden took some major liberties with their seventh album.
34 Years Ago: Van Halen Get a Jump on ‘1984’
On Jan. 9, 1984, Van Halen released their last album of the first era with David Lee Roth.
36 Years Ago: KISS Hit Rock Bottom With ‘Music From the Elder’
On Nov. 10, 1981, KISS served up one of the bigger missteps of their career with the 'Music From the Elder' album.
27 Years Ago: Iron Maiden Release ‘No Prayer for the Dying’
On Oct. 1, 1990, Iron Maiden began a transitional period in their career with the 'No Prayer for the Dying' album.
39 Years Ago: Black Sabbath Release ‘Never Say Die!’
On Sept. 28, 1978, Black Sabbath released 'Never Say Die!,' their final album with Ozzy Osbourne for three decades.
34 Years Ago: Motley Crue Release ‘Shout at the Devil’
For rebellious youth, 'Shout at the Devil,' which came out Sept. 26, 1983, had all the ingredients of a deviant misadventure.
30 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.'
37 Years Ago: AC/DC Overcome Tragedy With the Masterful ‘Back in Black’
When a popular band loses its singer, it rarely bounces back to reach the level of success it had prior to the lineup shift. But that wasn't the case with AC/DC.
34 Years Ago: Pantera Release Their First Album ‘Metal Magic’
On June 10, 1983, a very different sounding Pantera arrived on the scene with their debut disc 'Metal Magic.'
31 Years Ago: AC/DC Release ‘Who Made Who’
On May 24, 1986, AC/DC released 'Who Made Who,' the soundtrack for the Stephen King film 'Maximum Overdrive.'
31 Years Ago: Motley Crue Release ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’
On May 15, 1987, Motley Crue released their 'Girls, Girls, Girls' album.
26 Years Ago: Ozzy Osbourne Releases ‘No More Tears’
On Sept. 17, 1991, Ozzy Osbourne reached a career turning point with his solo disc 'No More Tears.'