Jordan Blum is a features editor at PopMatters and a contributor to Kerrang!, Consequence of Sound, PROG, WhatCulture, Metal Injection, Recording Academy/Grammys and more. He's written books about Jethro Tull and Dream Theater, and he's currently working on one about Opeth. In his spare time, he likes to yell at strangers about how much Genesis sucked in the '80s.
11 Most Metal Moments on ‘South Park’
Meet some metal friends of mine.
10 Best Metal Covers of Hit Pop Songs
Fun fact: The world won’t end because some metal bands covered pop songs.
10 Rock + Metal Tours From 1992 We Wish We Could See Now
Capping off the 20th century with some remarkable concerts.
How 10 Huge Rock Stars Got Their Stage Names
Did you know that Alex Lifeson is a stage name?
10 Rockers Who Legally Adopted Their Stage Names
You may recognize Vincent Furnier, Frank Ferrana and others by more popular names.
10 Best Albums By Singers Who Left Big Rock + Metal Bands
Big band behind, big things ahead!
11 Artists Who Turned Down Joining Huge Rock + Metal Bands
Thanks, but no thanks.
7 Rock Stars Who Were Victims of Sex Tape Scandals
A deep dive into the messed up world of sex tape scandals.
10 Rock + Metal Tours From 2002 We Wish We Could See Now
Stellar lineups at the start of the millennium.
10 of the Biggest Reasons Rock + Metal Bands Broke Up
The good don’t last too long.
The ‘Big 4′ Bands of 10 Rock + Punk Subgenres
The best of the best of classic rock, emo, alternative rock and more.
Dream Theater’s James LaBrie – Each Record is Like a Crystal Ball (Interview)
The Dream Theater frontman delves into the creation of 'A View from the Top of the World.'