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.
10 Bands Who Invented New Instruments
How did you play THAT?!
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.
Guns N’ Roses’ Slash – ‘I Don’t Think I’ve Ever Owned the ‘Appetite for Destruction’ Record’
The famed guitarist feels little need to have the group's landmark 1987 debut LP.
10 Rock + Metal Bands Who Had 3 Great Singers (At Different Times)
New voices = new eras.
11 Most Metal Moments on ‘South Park’
Meet some metal friends of mine.
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
Did you know that Alex Lifeson is a stage name?
11 Bands That Never Reunited With Their Classic Singers
Pour one out for these former vocalists.
35 Years Ago: ‘Three Amigos’ Unites Comedy Greats to Yield a Cult Classic
Underappreciated upon release, John Landis’ wacky western offered one of the greatest funnymen team-ups of its time.