Jordan Blum is a former 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, Opeth, and Dream Theater. In his spare time, he likes to yell at strangers about how much Genesis sucked in the '80s.
10 Rock + Metal Albums Critics Hated That Became Classics
What were they thinking?!
Watch Metallica’s Live Debut of ‘Lux Æterna’ at ‘All Within My Hands’ Benefit Concert
It was one of several awesome moments from their two-set performance.
10 Bands Who Nailed Seemingly Impossible to Cover Rock + Metal Songs
Top that? Challenge accepted.
Watch Skid Row Vocalist Erik Grönwall’s Wildly Energetic Cover of Guns N’ Roses’ ‘You’re Crazy’
Is it better than the original? Hmmm.
Watch This Local Painter Create a Commemorative Mural of Ozzy in His Hometown of Birmingham
'I only really paint people I admire,' said artist Robbie Jeffcott.
Aerosmith Cancel Rest of Las Vegas Residency Due to Steven Tyler’s Health
Best wishes for a speedy recovery!
Axl Rose Vows to End 30-Year Microphone Toss Tradition in Apology Statement to Injured Fan
He also condemns 'negative n’ irresponsible' reports of the incident.
10 Rock + Metal Musicians Who’ve Been Emergency Responders
See? Music CAN save lives!
Watch Ozzy Sing ‘War Pigs’ in the Opening Clip for WWE’s ‘Survivor Series: WarGames’
Now THAT is how you kick off a wrestling event.
10 Most Legendary/Iconic Bootleg Rock + Metal Albums
You weren’t always meant to hear these.