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.
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Meet some metal friends of mine.
10 Best Metal Covers of Hit Pop Songs
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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
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10 Rockers Who Legally Adopted Their Stage Names
You may recognize Vincent Furnier, Frank Ferrana and others by more popular names.
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Big band behind, big things ahead!
The Most Underrated Albums by 25 Big Rock + Metal Bands
Let's dig past the classics!
11 Artists Who Turned Down Joining Huge Rock + Metal Bands
Thanks, but no thanks.
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A refresher course on what makes this an all-time classic.
Where 20 Rock + Metal Band Names Come From
Solving the mysteries behind the monikers.