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 Bands That Never Reunited With Their Classic Singers
Pour one out for these former vocalists.
10 of the Biggest Reasons Rock + Metal Bands Broke Up
The good don’t last too long.
The ‘Big 4′ Bands of 10 Rock + Punk Subgenres
The best of the best of classic rock, emo, alternative rock and more.
The ‘Big 4′ Bands of 17 Metal Subgenres
You know about the 'Big 4' of thrash, but what about the other subgenres?
40 Years Ago: ‘The Evil Dead’ Launches Cabin in the Woods Horror
Sam Raimi’s low-budget indie masterpiece inspired countless genre filmmakers.
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 of the Most Sex-Positive Rock Songs
These tracks all celebrate sex in a constructive way.
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.