Ryan Reed is a freelance music/culture writer/editor. He also contributes to Rolling Stone, Relix Magazine, Revolver, Pitchfork, and other publications.
Neil Peart’s ‘2112’ Drum Kit Heading to Auction
Drummer-lyricist also played Slingerland set on 'Fly By Night' and 'Caress of Steel.'
Wolfgang Van Halen Opens Up About Late Father’s Health Battles
Lung cancer and brain tumor were among issues Eddie faced.
Why Rush’s Minimalist ‘Signals’ Cover Earned an ‘Irate’ Reaction
The cover of Rush's ninth LP was so uncharacteristically simple and dry, the band's manager was apparently puzzled to the point of anger.
Why Mammoth Changed Their Name to Van Halen
They went by something slightly less subtle before adopting the band's now-iconic moniker.
Steve Perry Details ‘Traces (Alternate Versions and Sketches)’ LP
Project features acoustic and stripped-back arrangements of seven songs from 2018 LP, plus a radio mix of "Most of All."
Underrated Rush: The Most Overlooked Song From Each Album
Despite being hailed as prog-rock giants, they still managed to have many under-the-radar tunes.
Why Tom Petty’s Band Initially Hated ‘Mary Jane’s Last Dance’
"What’s funny is that when Tom wrote this song, when he first showed it to me, the chorus was, 'Hey, Indiana girl, go out and find the world,'" says Mike Campbell.
David Coverdale and Jimmy Page Plotting ‘Coverdale-Page’ Reissue
Whitesnake singer says new edition of 1993 LP with would include "some nice surprises."
AC/DC Tease New Song ‘Demon Fire’ in Trailer Video
Blazing track will appear on newly reunited band's upcoming 'Power Up' LP.
Jimmy Page on Odds of Releasing XYZ Demos: ‘It’s All Speculation’
"I don’t have any mixdowns of it. If I did, I’m not quite sure where they are now," guitarist says of 1981 recordings with Chris Squire and Alan White.
Why Rush Nixed Snagglepuss Nod on ‘Exit … Stage Left’ Cover
Art director Hugh Syme recalls how potential legal issues stopped them from referencing cartoon character.
Rush’s ‘Power Windows': How Adding TVs Perfected Album Cover
Art director Hugh Syme recalls how a Geddy Lee recommendation added "another layer of presence and meaning."