The Highs & Lows of 80s Metal | A Year in Music: 1980

The 1980s were heavy for more than one reason

In 1979, Creme Magazine famously asked, “Is metal dead?” Well, 1980 answered back in a major way. This week on A Year in Music, we’re going back to the pivotal year heavy metal. iHeartRadio’s Carla Marie & Anthony will help guide us to a time when Judas Priest, AC/DC, Motörhead, and Ozzy Osbourne were at the top of the charts. After being fired from Black Sabbath, Ozzy bounced back by releasing the legendary Blizzard Of Ozz complete with the iconic “Crazy Train”. Ace of Spades and British Steel were also released in the 1980s. However, one of the year’s biggest releases was written out of sorrow. On February 19th, AC/DC’s Bon Scott sadly passed away, but this didn’t stop the band. Just a few months later, they released Back in Black with Brian Johnson and honored the late Scott. The same can’t be said for Led Zeppelin. After the death of John Bonham, the band completely fell apart. Learn more about this year in music with the sneak peek above, then set your DVR for the full episode THURSDAY at 8:30/7:30c on AXS TV!

 


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