Jordan Blum is a former Features Editor at PopMatters and a contributor to Kerrang!, Consequence, PROG, WhatCulture, Metal Injection, Record Collector, and more. He's written books about Jethro Tull, Opeth, and Dream Theater. In his spare time, he likes to yell at strangers about how much Genesis sucked in the '80s.
Wolfgang Van Halen Names the ‘Relax[ing]’ Extreme Metal Band He ‘Could Fall Asleep Listening To’
Apparently, djent makes him drowsy.
Bruce Dickinson Doesn’t Want Iron Maiden in the Rock Hall – ‘We’re Not Dead Yet’
He makes some good points.
Metallica’s Second Paris Show Includes Another Explosive Tour Debut – See Video
Hint: It's from 'Death Magnetic'
Nickelback Thank Lizzo for Supporting Them + Refuting Haters
'Nickelback gets way too much sh-t,' Lizzo previously declared.
Did Queen Invent Thrash Metal?! Brian May Says This Beloved Song Just Might’ve
'It was one of the first songs we ever played together . . . [and] we just went for it!'
Why Metallica Still Owe Sammy Hagar $200 Over Three Decades Later
NEVER bet against the Red Rocker!
Setlist, Photos + Video – Motley Crue + Def Leppard Play First 2023 Show
It was also their debut show with guitarist John 5!
Why Geddy Lee Switched From Guitar to Bass + How He Joined Rush
'I didn’t know at the time that I’d spend the rest of my life with this crazy Serbian guy.'
Slash – ‘Most of’ What GN’R Did Back in the Day ‘Would’ve Gotten Us Canceled’
'I'm just glad that we didn't have the internet back then!'
Why There’s Still a Good Chance Ozzy Osbourne Could Be Knighted
The 'Prince of Darkness' clearly deserves it, right?!