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.
40 Years Ago: Genesis’ ‘Pure Prog’ Era Ends With ‘Spot the Pigeon’ EP
'Spot the Pigeon' was comprised of songs that were left off 'Wind & Wuthering.'
Cruise to the Edge 2017: Yes Revamp ‘Drama,’ Honor John Wetton
The spirit of John Wetton hovered over this year's installment of Yes' Cruise to the Edge.
Yes’ Geoff Downes Talks ‘Drama’ Tour, Cruise to the Edge and More: Exclusive Interview
This is a strange time in Yes history.
45 Years Ago: Captain Beefheart Looks Backward With Experimental Blues-Rock on ‘Mirror Man…
Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band's fifth album was a step both forward and backward.
How Yes Broke Up After ‘Drama’ Drama
We look at what the members of Yes did during their temporary break-up following 1980's 'Drama.'
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.
The History of Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s Bombastic Debut
Emerson, Lake & Palmer fused rock and classical on their self-titled debut, which was released on Nov. 20, 1970.
When David Gilmour Launched His Post-Pink Floyd Solo Tour Behind ‘On an Island’
David Gilmour's 'On an Island' felt like a self-consciously laid-back attempt to scale down from his work with Pink Floyd.
That Time Led Zeppelin Went Back to the Clubs to Debut Songs From ‘IV’
Led Zeppelin came up with a throwback solution to the impersonal character of a Fall 1970 arena tour.
Top 10 Chris Squire Yes Songs
As this list of Top 10 Chris Squire Yes Songs shows, the only constant for this band is change – and, of course, Squire himself.