Ryan Reed is a freelance music/culture writer/editor. He also contributes to Rolling Stone, Relix Magazine, Revolver, Pitchfork, and other publications.
Lynyrd Skynyrd Rethink Farewell: ‘Maybe It’s Not Our Time to Go’
Band details U.S. dates for 2021 Big Wheels Keep on Turnin' Tour.
‘Superbad': When Bill Hader Did Donuts to Van Halen’s ‘Panama’
Actor's hilarious improv wound up leading to a memorable — but expensive — scene from the 2007 comedy.
Mike Mitchell, Guitarist on Kingsmen’s ‘Louie Louie,’ Dies at 77
No cause of death was given for band's co-founding member, who reportedly "peacefully passed away."
Hear Billy Gibbons’ Atmospheric New Song ‘Desert High’
Track previews ZZ Top frontman's upcoming solo LP 'Hardware.'
Steely Dan’s ‘Dirty Work’ Powers New ‘Suicide Squad’ Trailer
Strings and pounding percussion highlight ramped-up version of 'Can't Buy a Thrill' tune.
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.