Jared Linnen has been a video essay freelancer at Loudwire since 2021. Don't mention the Red Hot Chili Peppers around him (or any 90's alternative rock really...) or you might never get a word in. His music journalist journey started as an independent podcaster, but his short-form Youtube videos eventually led him to the History of Rock section of Loudwire's Youtube page. He has played in bands as a drummer and bass player since he was 16 years old, and is currently doing his finest Flea impression with his band out of Toronto, Canada.
The Biggest Heavy Band of All Time
Linkin Park mastered the craft of genre bending.
The Horrific Accident That Created Heavy Metal
Who needs fingertips when you've got riffs?