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.
Watch ‘Van Halen Stage’ Dedication Ceremony in Van Halen’s Hometown
The city of Pasadena paid tribute to its main heavy metal export.