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.
Dream Theater’s James LaBrie – Each Record is Like a Crystal Ball (Interview)
The Dream Theater frontman delves into the creation of 'A View from the Top of the World.'
10 Rock + Metal Music Videos That Couldn’t Be Made Today
Good luck getting that on air.
10 of the Most Hated Rock + Metal Albums (and Why)
You can’t please ‘em all.
10 Times Rock Music Was Demonized by the Mainstream
Rock music has been blamed for many terrible tragedies.
10 Child Prodigies in Rock + Metal With Jaw-Dropping Talent
Tearing it up before they’re teenagers.
10 Bands Who Had Final Tours That Weren’t Final
Welcome back, my friends, to the show that never ends.
10 of the Most Violent and Gory Rock + Metal Music Videos
Get your barf bags ready.
10 of the Most Sexually Explicit Rock + Metal Music Videos
These clips go to some dark and dirty places.
At the Gates’ Tomas Lindberg Explains Being a Schoolteacher + Metal Musician
Did you know Lindberg is a social studies teacher?
10 Djent Songs All Metalheads Should Know
Required listening for diehards and newcomers alike.