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.
Blue Ridge Rock Festival Canceled Due to Severe Weather, Fans + Bands React
See the festival's statement and people's lively responses.
AC/DC Announce New Drummer + Return of Cliff Williams for Power Trip Fest Performance
Hear footage of them rehearsing for their first show since 2016!
Rockers, Actors, Politicians + More Pay Tribute to Beloved Singer Jimmy Buffett
See their kind words and heartfelt remembrances.
Dee Snider Criticizes Concept Behind Metallica’s ‘No Repeat Weekend’ – ‘It’s Kind of Self-Serving’
Does he make a good point?
Here’s Why Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Embraces Creative Risks + Contentious Responses
'[I]f you have a catalog that's just perfect, people get bored of it.'
Good Guy Corpsegrinder Donates Dozens of Plushies to Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital
Cannibal Corpse? More like Charitable Corpse.
Charlie Benante Names the Metallica Song He’d Love to Play With the Band
Hint: It's an early classic.
10 Bands Who Overcame Huge Tragedies
Inspiring tales of artists who’ve triumphed over devastation.
Setlist, Photos + Video – Metallica Unleash Scorching Live Debut During North American Tour Kickoff
Plus, James Hetfield spoke about turning 60 years old.
Former Lostprophets Singer Ian Watkins Hospitalized Following Brutal Prison Assault – Report
'He's in a life-threatening condition,' one source stated.
KISS’ Paul Stanley Alludes to His Favorite AC/DC Album – ‘[It] Was Just Monumental’
'They were building on what they’d done before, moving forward.'
Jeff Young Fires Back at ‘Douchebag’ Dave Mustaine Over Recent Ex-Megadeth Member Comments
See what the former guitarist had to say!
Is There Still Beef Between Dave Mustaine and Metallica? Mustaine’s Answer May Surprise You
'Those guys went through a lot of stuff themselves, and I did too.'
Billy Corgan Clarifies Remarks Regarding Supposed Rivalry With Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain
'I've been very transparent about what it was and what it wasn't.'
Setlist, Photos + Video – Motley Crue Rock London as Dogs of War, Play Beastie Boys Classic Live for First Time
The not-so-secret show took place this past Friday, June 30.
Bruce Dickinson Doesn’t Want Iron Maiden in the Rock Hall – ‘We’re Not Dead Yet’
He makes some good points.
Robert Trujillo Names the One Band He’d ‘Love to Hear’ Cover ’72 Seasons’ Title Track
After all, Metallica have a LONG history with them.
Why Foo Fighters Fans Are Already Upset With New Drummer Josh Freese
There's just no pleasing some people.
Memorial Day 2023: Zakk Wylde, Bret Michaels + More Honor Fallen Veterans
See how they paid tribute to past service members and the holiday as a whole.
Bob Rock Says Jimmy Page + Jack White Really, REALLY Liked Metallica’s ‘St. Anger’
Clearly, they're in the minority with that one.