Ryan Reed is a freelance music/culture writer/editor. He also contributes to Rolling Stone, Relix Magazine, Revolver, Pitchfork, and other publications.
Why Rush’s Record Label Changed the ‘Caress of Steel’ Cover Art
This would be the last time Rush let their label interfere with their art.
How Joe Walsh Got to Shine on Eagles’ ‘Pretty Maids All in a Row’
A look at how the underrated — but Bob Dylan-praised — 'Hotel California' ballad came to life.
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."
Metallica Album Art: The Stories Behind 16 Famous LP Covers
Swirls of sperm and blood, an armless mannequin, a magnetic grave — the band has always experimented with its designs.
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."
Why the Rolling Stones’ ‘Brussels Affair’ Is Essential Listening
Sloppy, spirited live set highlights band's expanded 'Goats Head Soup' reissue.
Watch Deep Purple’s Surreal ‘Nothing at All’ Video
Sequel of sorts to earlier "Throw My Bones" clip continues astronaut's journey.
Hear Eagles’ Live ‘Lyin’ Eyes’ From New Concert LP
Track highlights band's upcoming set 'Live From the Forum MMXVIII.'
Yes Announce New Live Album Documenting Royal Affair Tour
Set features classic material — along with a cover of John Lennon's "Imagine" — recorded during 2019 show in Las Vegas.
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.