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.
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?
10 Rockers Who Legally Adopted Their Stage Names
You may recognize Vincent Furnier, Frank Ferrana and others by more popular names.
10 Best Albums By Singers Who Left Big Rock + Metal Bands
Big band behind, big things ahead!
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.
20 Years Ago: Yes’ ‘Magnification’ Marks Jon Anderson’s Swan Song
Album was prog-rock band's first since 1970's 'Time and a Word' to feature an orchestra.
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.
15 Songs From the 1970s You’ll Recognize From the First Few Notes