Ryan Reed is a freelance music/culture writer/editor. He also contributes to Rolling Stone, Relix Magazine, Revolver, Pitchfork, and other publications.
Why John Lennon Originally Hated the Beatles’ ‘Twist and Shout’
"You can hear that I'm just a frantic guy doing his best," singer later recalled of throat-shredding 'Please Please Me' song.
Jon Anderson on Solo Reissues and 50 Years of ‘The Yes Album’
Singer talks about proving his musical merits outside of Yes on 'Olias of Sunhillow' and 'Song of Seven.'
Why John Lennon Called the Beatles’ ‘Eight Days a Week’ ‘Lousy’
This breezy rocker highlighted a subtly evolving sound, becoming their seventh U.S. No. 1.
Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear Sometimes Jam as Nirvana
Grohl confirmed that the trio "recorded some stuff" at the house where Foo Fighters tracked 'Medicine at Midnight' LP.
New Tom Petty Documentary to Premiere at SXSW Online
'Somewhere You Feel Free' utilizes "newly discovered archive of 16mm film" to show singer-songwriter at work on 1994's 'Wildflowers.'
How Rush’s Debut LP Cover Perfectly Matched Their Raw Songs
Paul Weldon's minimal design conveyed the primal power-trio energy of band's 1974 album.
Rush’s Understated ‘Hold Your Fire’ Cover Hides a Big Surprise
For band's 1987 LP, art director Hugh Syme saved his vivid juggler design for the gatefold package.
Eddie Van Halen and Prince Gear Stolen From Storage Locker
Items include Marshall cabinets reportedly used by Van Halen on '80s tours and by Prince on '90s studio recordings.
Queen’s ‘News of the World,’ Freddie Mercury Get New Funko Series
Two of the products draw from singer's famous stage looks.
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.
Wolfgang Van Halen Opens Up About Late Father’s Health Battles
Lung cancer and brain tumor were among issues Eddie faced.
AC/DC Tease New Song ‘Demon Fire’ in Trailer Video
Blazing track will appear on newly reunited band's upcoming 'Power Up' LP.