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.
The ‘Big 4′ Bands of 10 Rock + Punk Subgenres
The best of the best of classic rock, emo, alternative rock and more.
10 of the Most Sexually Explicit Rock + Metal Music Videos
These clips go to some dark and dirty places.
The ‘Big 4′ Bands of 17 Metal Subgenres
You know about the 'Big 4' of thrash, but what about the other subgenres?
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Sam Raimi’s low-budget indie masterpiece inspired countless genre filmmakers.
30 Years Ago: ‘Freddy’s Dead’ Swaps Terror for Trauma
Sixth 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' film is far from just cartoonish sight gags, pop culture references and garish effects.
10 Rock + Metal Music Videos That Couldn’t Be Made Today
Good luck getting that on air.
Why ‘Friday the 13th Part VI’ Is the Best Jason Movie Ever
Sixth installment of series holds its own.
10 of the Most Hated Rock + Metal Albums (and Why)
You can’t please ‘em all.
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.