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.
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Fun fact: The world won’t end because some metal bands covered pop songs.
10 Rock + Metal Tours From 1992 We Wish We Could See Now
Capping off the 20th century with some remarkable concerts.
How 10 Huge Rock Stars Got Their Stage Names
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10 Reasons Why Iron Maiden’s ‘The Number of the Beast’ Is So Damn Good
A refresher course on what makes this an all-time classic.
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.
7 Rock Stars Who Were Victims of Sex Tape Scandals
A deep dive into the messed up world of sex tape scandals.
10 Rock + Metal Tours From 2002 We Wish We Could See Now
Stellar lineups at the start of the millennium.
10 Must-Watch Horror Movies That Are Totally Metal
Terror and tunes going hand in hand.
10 Signs You’re a Fan of Tool
Dive in and spiral out.
11 Bands That Never Reunited With Their Classic Singers
Pour one out for these former vocalists.
10 Rock + Metal Music Videos That Couldn’t Be Made Today
Good luck getting that on air.