KISS, Iron Maiden and System Of A Down were due to headline Download, while the Isle Of Wight was set to host Lewis Capaldi, The Chemical Brothers and Lionel Richie.
Geffen Records secured the hot new band's signatures on 25 March 1986, and soon word about them was spreading way beyond California.
From NWOBHM to thrash pioneers and the bands that continue to define what metal can be, here are the best metal debut albums of all time.
The best live albums of all time capture the very essence of a band’s energy in concert, making you feel like you were actually there.
Offering a glimpse into the imaginations of heavy metal titans, the best metal music videos have helped define the genre and terrified the weak of heart.
This year's voyage sail on 30 October from Miami, Florida and travelled to Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas and Falmouth, Jamaica before returning to Miami.
From Guns N’ Roses to Ryan Adams, we takes a look at 12 of the best band Christmas jumpers from holidays past and present.
The new partnership brings together two institutions with shared origins in London’s East End.
Scientists Cristina Rheims has also named South American arachnids after Iron Maiden, Scorpions and Angra.
Korn, Deftones, The Offspring, Disturbed, Gojira, Alestorm, Black Veil Brides and more have also been added to the 2020 bill.
From Chicago’s Coca-Cola inspired logo to The Rolling Stones’ iconic lips and the mascots of metal, great logos can embody the very essence of a band.
From songs by The Beatles to Rick Wakeman, Metallica to The Rolling Stones, uDiscover Music uncovers the best songs inspired by books.
On 6 August 1988, a year and two weeks after it was released by Geffen, 'Appetite For Destruction' climbed to No. 1 in America.
‘Ride The Lightning’ injected a new sense of excitement into the stagnant scene of the early 80s and changed thrash metal forever.
The beer can be purchased on board all Virgin Trains services for the duration of the band's sold-out Legacy Of The Beast UK tour.