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.
10 Most Metal Moments on ‘Aqua Teen Hunger Force’
Headbanging is forbidden . . . SIKE!
10 Rock + Metal Bands Who Had 3 Great Singers (At Different Times)
New voices = new eras.
10 Best + Really Different Covers of Dio’s ‘Holy Diver’ – Ranked
Striking modifications from the midnight sea. Look out!
11 Most Metal Moments on ‘South Park’
Meet some metal friends of mine.
10 Best Albums By Singers Who Left Big Rock + Metal Bands
Big band behind, big things ahead!
Where 20 Rock + Metal Band Names Come From
Solving the mysteries behind the monikers.
35 Years Ago: ‘Three Amigos’ Unites Comedy Greats to Yield a Cult Classic
Underappreciated upon release, John Landis’ wacky western offered one of the greatest funnymen team-ups of its time.
The ‘Big 4′ Bands of 17 Metal Subgenres
You know about the 'Big 4' of thrash, but what about the other subgenres?
40 Years Ago: ‘The Evil Dead’ Launches Cabin in the Woods Horror
Sam Raimi’s low-budget indie masterpiece inspired countless genre filmmakers.
Why ‘Friday the 13th Part VI’ Is the Best Jason Movie Ever
Sixth installment of series holds its own.
10 Times Rock Music Was Demonized by the Mainstream
Rock music has been blamed for many terrible tragedies.
10 of the Most Violent and Gory Rock + Metal Music Videos
Get your barf bags ready.
15 Songs From the 1970s You’ll Recognize From the First Few Notes
10 of Rock + Metal’s Most Bizarre Conspiracy Theories
People have some wild imaginations...