Ryan Reed is a freelance music/culture writer/editor. He also contributes to Rolling Stone, Relix Magazine, Revolver, Pitchfork, and other publications.
Hear Eddie Van Halen Play On Newly Unearthed Jimi Hendrix Cover
Guitar virtuoso joins keyboardist David Garfield on "If 6 Was 9" in newly unearthed, remastered track.
How Rush Wound Up With a ‘Marquee’ Cover for ‘2112’
"I look back on it as being pretty formative, pretty primitive," says art director Hugh Syme. "But I realize that I somehow intuitively tapped into my conversations with [Neil Peart] about the arc of his story."
Wolfgang Van Halen Sets First Mammoth WVH Show
Former Van Halen bassist's new band will make stage debut at fest scheduled for October 2021.
Neil Peart’s ‘2112’ Drum Kit Heading to Auction
Drummer-lyricist also played Slingerland set on 'Fly By Night' and 'Caress of Steel.'
How Rush Wrangled Rabbits for Quirky ‘Presto’ Cover
Art director Hugh Syme talks to UCR about the prog-rock trio's playful cover to the 1989 LP.
Wolfgang Van Halen Opens Up About Late Father’s Health Battles
Lung cancer and brain tumor were among issues Eddie faced.
How Tom Petty Caught ‘Full Moon Fever’ With Jeff Lynne: Exclusive Book Excerpt
New book focuses on singer-songwriter's relationship with Los Angeles, including the numerous collaborators he found there.
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."