Ryan Reed is a freelance music/culture writer/editor. He also contributes to Rolling Stone, Relix Magazine, Revolver, Pitchfork, and other publications.
Bruce Springsteen DWI Charges Dismissed
He pleads guilty to "consumption of alcohol in a closed area."
Rush Live Albums Ranked Worst to Best
Prog-rock trio's sprawling catalog raises some eternal concert LP dilemmas.
Underrated Genesis: The Most Overlooked Song From Each LP
Revisiting hidden gems from each of the band's 15 studio albums.
Wolfgang Van Halen Offers ‘Gratitude’ to Eddie Mural Artist
Robert Vargas painted massive piece spanning outer wall at Guitar Center Hollywood.
Fleetwood Mac Drummer Mick Fleetwood Sells Recorded Music Rights
Dollar amount is currently unknown for deal, which follows publishing sales from Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham.
Watch ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons Reunite With Rhinestone Suit
Guitarist inspects garments, which he accidentally left on a 1974 flight, during recent 'Pawn Stars' episode.
Why Rush Went ‘Minimal’ for Cover of Final LP, ‘Clockwork Angels’
Art director Hugh Syme considers the prog-rock band's 2012 LP its "opus," particularly for Neil Peart.
Neil Peart Dies: One Year Later
A look back at 12 months of Rush-related activity following the drummer's death.
How a Stone Sculpture Guided Rush’s ‘Test for Echo’ Cover Art
Through the inspiration of Neil Peart, art director Hugh Syme arrived at an image that symbolized the theme of "finding your way."
How Rush’s New Drummer Neil Peart Helped Spark ‘Fly by Night’ Art
Lyricist's love of birds spawned the 1975 LP's simple yet memorable cover.
Mountain’s Leslie West Dies: Rockers React
Dee Snider, Sebastian Bach, Neal Schon and others shared condolences following news of the guitarist's death.
Queen’s ‘News of the World,’ Freddie Mercury Get New Funko Series
Two of the products draw from singer's famous stage looks.
Why AC/DC Kept ‘Power Up’ on the Shelf for Over Two Years
Engineer Mike Fraser discusses the lengthy gap between the LP's recording and release.
How Drinking Brandy Inspired Rush’s ‘Grace Under Pressure’ Cover
When Hugh Syme learned the title of Rush's 10th LP, he immediately translated those words into colors.
Todd Rundgren Announces Virtual Tour Tailored for 25 Cities
Songwriter's 2021 Clearly Human run will be staged in Chicago, with a limited amount of socially distant in-person tickets available.
How Rush Went Pun-Wild With ‘Moving Pictures’ Cover
Art director Hugh Syme's vision for the band's eighth LP crystalized as soon as he heard the title.