Jared Linnen has been a video essay freelancer at Loudwire since 2021. Don't mention the Red Hot Chili Peppers around him (or any '90s alternative rock really...) or you might never get a word in. His music journalist journey started as an independent podcaster, but his short-form Youtube videos eventually led him to the History of Rock section of Loudwire's Youtube page. He has played in bands as a drummer and bass player since he was 16 years old, and is currently doing his finest Flea impression with his band out of Toronto, Canada.
Why Cliff Burton Was Metallica’s Secret Weapon
Find out more about the genius of Cliff Burton in this mini Metallica documentary.
Best Metal Album Ever Made? – These Iron Maiden Risks REALLY Paid Off for ‘Number of the Beast’
Is Iron Maiden's Number of the Beast' the greatest heavy metal album of all time?
The Saddest Metal Song of All Time?
Not one, but two, devastating losses.
Why Are System of a Down So Popular?
Here's the answer.
How Johnny Cash Ended Up Covering Nine Inch Nails’ ‘Hurt’
Is this the greatest cover song of all time?
The Most Disastrous Tour in Music History
Accidents, riots and massive egos.
How Metallica’s James Hetfield Triumphed Over Childhood Trauma
Here's the story of two 'Black Album' classics.
The Heaviest Album to Ever Hit No. 1
When the metal world was mellowing out, Pantera got more vicious.
Avenged Sevenfold – The Tragic Story of The Rev’s Final Song
Three days after The Rev turned in 'Fiction,' he passed away.
The BEST Stage Names in Rock + Metal
Here's where their names came from.