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.
11 Most Metal Moments on ‘South Park’
Meet some metal friends of mine.
10 Best Metal Covers of Hit Pop Songs
Fun fact: The world won’t end because some metal bands covered pop songs.
Where 20 Rock + Metal Band Names Come From
Solving the mysteries behind the monikers.
10 Signs You’re a Fan of Tool
Dive in and spiral out.
10 of the Biggest Reasons Rock + Metal Bands Broke Up
The good don’t last too long.
The ‘Big 4′ Bands of 17 Metal Subgenres
You know about the 'Big 4' of thrash, but what about the other subgenres?
10 of the Most Hated Rock + Metal Albums (and Why)
You can’t please ‘em all.
10 Child Prodigies in Rock + Metal With Jaw-Dropping Talent
Tearing it up before they’re teenagers.
10 of the Most Sexually Explicit Rock + Metal Music Videos
These clips go to some dark and dirty places.
10 of Rock + Metal’s Most Bizarre Conspiracy Theories
People have some wild imaginations...