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Category Archives: Today In Metal

Today in metal history: Judas Priest and Black Sabbath play Live Aid in 1985

Posted by on July 13, 2016

On July 13th, 1985, one of the biggest concerts in music history happened, as Live Aid occurred simultaneously in Philadelphia and London. Bands including Queen, U2, Led Zeppelin (kind of), Madonna. the Beach Boys and Bob Dylan played the event, which was a fundraiser for relief in Africa organized by Bob Geldof. It took place at […]

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Today in metal: Ozzy Osbourne’s ‘The Ultimate Sin’ turns 30

Posted by on February 22, 2016

Today in 1986, Ozzy Osbourne’s fourth album, The Ultimate Sin, was released. While many, including Ozzy, view it as one of his worst, we disagree. And even though it’s currently out of print physically, you can still listen to it online. It was, in many ways, a transitional album for Ozzy. With him having been checked into the Betty […]

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Today in metal: Twisted Sister team up with Billy Joel, Alice Cooper for ‘Come Out and Play’

Posted by on November 9, 2015

30 years ago today (9), Twisted Sister released the follow-up to their 1984 smash Stay Hungry. Come Out and Play was, well, it was not particularly great. While the album was popular enough to go gold, it didn’t quite have the hits that the previous album had and was reportedly one of the first CDs to go out […]

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Today in metal: Ratt released Out of the Cellar in 1984

Posted by on March 27, 2015

On April 27th, 1984, the debut full length album from Ratt, Out of the Cellar, was released. Having come out four months after Quiet Riot got the first #1 metal album in Billboard chart history, it, along with that album and Motley Crue’s Shout at the Devil, ushered in the Sunset Strip hair metal  explosion. While the band had existed in […]

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Today in metal: Tommy Victor on Prong’s Beg to Differ at 25

Posted by on March 12, 2015

Today in 1990, Prong’s sophomore album, Beg to Differ, was released. The album, their first for Epic Records, brought the New York City trio into the national spotlight for the first time. When we caught up with guitarist and vocalist Tommy Victor, he seemed surprised  that the album’s 25th anniversary was on March 12th, since he’d […]

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