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.
12 Rockers You Maybe Didn’t Know Go By Their Middle Name
They were fooling us this whole time?!
11 Most Metal Moments on ‘South Park’
Meet some metal friends of mine.
10 Rock + Metal Tours From 1992 We Wish We Could See Now
Capping off the 20th century with some remarkable concerts.
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!
The Most Underrated Albums by 25 Big Rock + Metal Bands
Let's dig past the classics!
11 Artists Who Turned Down Joining Huge Rock + Metal Bands
Thanks, but no thanks.
Where 20 Rock + Metal Band Names Come From
Solving the mysteries behind the monikers.
10 Reasons Why Linkin Park’s ‘A Thousand Suns’ Is Better Than You Remember
Get a fresh perspective on the polarizing effort.
7 Rock Stars Who Were Victims of Sex Tape Scandals
A deep dive into the messed up world of sex tape scandals.