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 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.
Popular Rock YouTuber Violet Orlandi Releases Debut Original Album
Hear Violet Orlandi's 'High Priest Daughter' here first.
Why Sad Songs Can Be The Most Healing – A Discussion on Mental Health and Music
Author Mike Henneberger + actor Tyler Posey bonded over similar stories.
10 of the Most Sexually Explicit Rock + Metal Music Videos
These clips go to some dark and dirty places.
At the Gates’ Tomas Lindberg Explains Being a Schoolteacher + Metal Musician
Did you know Lindberg is a social studies teacher?
10 Djent Songs All Metalheads Should Know
Required listening for diehards and newcomers alike.
15 Songs From the 1970s You’ll Recognize From the First Few Notes
10 Progressive Death Metal Songs All Metalheads Should Know
Some essential songs to know in progressive death metal.