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.
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.