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.
Metallica’s Lars Ulrich Weighs in on Pantera Reunion Controversy
See what he had to say!
Did Queen Invent Thrash Metal?! Brian May Says This Beloved Song Just Might’ve
'It was one of the first songs we ever played together . . . [and] we just went for it!'
10 Killer Rock + Metal Tours From 1993 We Wish We Could See Now
There were some REALLY diverse line-ups back then!
10 Rock + Metal Tours From 2003 We Wish We Could See Now
20 years have gone so fast.
Jason Newsted Starting a ‘Heavy’ New Band, Auditioning Guitarists
He also performed a brief in-studio VIP concert!
Why Anthrax’s Scott Ian Says More ‘Big 4’ Shows Won’t Happen Until At Least 2025
Sorry to disappoint you, fellow thrash fans!
Metallica’s James Hetfield Warns Fans Against Falling for Fake Accounts
Heed Papa Het's advice!
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 Most Legendary/Iconic Bootleg Rock + Metal Albums
You weren’t always meant to hear these.