Jordan Blum is a former 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, Opeth, and Dream Theater. In his spare time, he likes to yell at strangers about how much Genesis sucked in the '80s.
Watch ‘Van Halen Stage’ Dedication Ceremony in Van Halen’s Hometown
The city of Pasadena paid tribute to its main heavy metal export.
Ex-Megadeth Members ‘Not Concerned’ About Dave Mustaine’s Reaction to ‘MEGA Years’ Tour
The Kings of Thrash will carry on with or without Mustaine's blessing.
10 Bands Who Invented New Instruments
How did you play THAT?!
Motley Crue Will Tour Again, Eyeing Third Las Vegas Residency
'We’re far from being over,' vocalist Vince Neil announced.
16 of the Most Political Rock + Metal Bands
Outspoken artists championing causes!
Ghost’s Tobias Forge – ‘I Want to Be What Metallica Was in the ’80s’
The masked frontman also gave respect to several other revered rock and metal artists.
Stoner/Prog Band MOTHS Reflect on Tenacity of Puerto Rico’s Metal Scene – Living Here Is ‘Like Extreme Sports’
A major hurricane, power outages, a pandemic, a governmental resignation and more can't stop this scene.
Scott Ian Once Asked Faith No More Vocalist Mike Patton to Join Anthrax
It happened while they were "drunk in a bar in Melbourne, Australia on a festival together," Ian clarified.
Neurosis Vocalist Scott Kelly Admits to Familial Abuse, Announces Retirement From Band
Kelly - "My sole focus for the rest of my life is on taking care of my family, allowing them safe space to heal and rebuilding their trust."
15 Rock + Metal Bands Who’ve Appeared on Kids TV Shows
Get 'em headbanging while they're still young!