Ryan Reed is a freelance music/culture writer/editor. He also contributes to Rolling Stone, Relix Magazine, Revolver, Pitchfork, and other publications.
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.
How Iron Maiden Made Eddie Even Creepier for ‘The X-Factor’ Cover
"That cover was an effort at bringing some palpable reality to the otherwise more fantasial illustrative style that preceded," says art director Hugh Syme.
David Lee Roth Includes Five New Songs in New Online Comic Book
'The Roth Project' features previously issued song "Somewhere Over the Rainbow Bar and Grill."
AC/DC Tease New Song ‘Demon Fire’ in Trailer Video
Blazing track will appear on newly reunited band's upcoming 'Power Up' LP.
Eddie Van Halen Left Behind ‘Close to a Million CDs’ of Music
In 2008 interview, guitarist noted his studio archives include “boxes and boxes and boxes" of material.
Fleetwood Mac on Viral ‘Dreams’ Skateboard Video: ‘We Love This’
TikTok clip shows man lip-syncing 1977 track and drinking Ocean Spray juice.
Fan Letters Inspired Def Leppard’s Rick Allen to Keep Drumming
"I didn't wanna do this anymore," drummer recalls thinking after 1984 car crash. "And then I started getting these letters from all over the world."
Whitesnake Announce New ‘Love Songs’ Compilation
Band shared new remix of "Is This Love" ahead of 15-track collection.
60 Best Jimi Hendrix Songs
The guitarist released only four official LPs during his lifetime. But ranking his greatest songs is almost impossible.
Rush’s Geddy Lee Isn’t Dead, Just Trending on Twitter
“Even I gulped when I saw I was trending," the bassist writes. "But I asked my dogs, and apparently I’m a bit boring but otherwise fine."
Hear Two New Blue Oyster Cult Songs From ‘The Symbol Remains’
"That Was Me" and "Box in My Head" highlight band's first album in almost two decades.
When Queen Dabbled in Disco on ‘Another One Bites the Dust’
Their music was already impossible to pigeonhole: a bit glam, a bit hard rock, a bit prog, a bit pop. Why not get funky too?