Ryan Reed is a freelance music / pop culture journalist / editor. Besides Diffuser.fm, he currently contributes to Rolling Stone, Paste, Billboard, eMusic, The Phoenix, Metro Pulse, Blurt, Relix, American Songwriter, and many other outlets. He's also an adjunct English and Communications professor. When he's not writing or teaching, he's probably recording his own music, record shopping, playing with his Brittany Spaniel (Tegan), eating copious amounts of chicken wings, or drinking girly beverages.
Why Alan Parsons Might Return to Pink Floyd’s Weirdest Album Idea: Exclusive Interview
He's still disappointed the aborted 'Household Objects' project was never released.
How Alan Parsons Completed a Return to Vintage Sounds on ‘The Secret': Interview
'The Secret' returns to the organic, lightly symphonic pop-rock style that propelled classic albums by the Alan Parsons Project.
All 100 Nirvana Songs Ranked Worst to Best
The band's influence was so immense, it's easy to forget just how little music they recorded.
All 183 Yes Songs Ranked Worst to Best
Yes have survived because they've been willing to endlessly adapt. But which experiment worked best?
Fleetwood Mac Set List Primer: 5 Rare Songs From New Tour
To get all fans on the same page, let's recap the five rarest rarities from the band's current tour.
5 Songs We’d Love to See Fleetwood Mac Play at Their Tour Opener
Questions linger about the revamped Mac. Will they blacklist all Buckingham material? And if so, how they fill the gaps?
All 167 Rush Songs Ranked Worst to Best
The difficulty – and nerdy thrill – of ranking Rush's catalog is that you're essentially pitting several distinct bands against each other.
Why Genesis Had to Keep Shedding Members: Exclusive Interview
For Genesis, chart success really was a matter of addition by subtraction.
There Won’t Be a Supergroup Featuring Genesis’ Tony Banks: Exclusive Interview
Though he has certainly worked with lots of famous folks, Tony Banks calls supergroups "a little off-putting."
Why Genesis’ Tony Banks Left Progressive Rock Behind: Exclusive Interview
Tony Banks' music has been dotted with oboes and cornets since releasing 2004's 'Seven' – not synthesizer solos and tom-tom fills.
The Story of Genesis’ First Post-Peter Gabriel Tour With Phil Collins
After Genesis' charismatic, costume-wearing frontman Peter Gabriel left to pursue a solo career in 1974, Phil Collins accidentally stumbled into his destiny.
How Rush Scaled Back and Hit Big With ‘Permanent Waves’
It's only fitting that Rush's first LP of the '80s marked a distinctive new chapter for the prog-rock giants.