Ryan Reed is a freelance music/culture writer/editor. He also contributes to Rolling Stone, Relix Magazine, Revolver, Pitchfork, and other publications.
How Joe Walsh Got to Shine on Eagles’ ‘Pretty Maids All in a Row’
A look at how the underrated — but Bob Dylan-praised — 'Hotel California' ballad came to life.
Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins Drummer W.S. ‘Fluke’ Holland Dead at 85
Musician played on songs like "Blue Suede Shoes," albums like 'At Folsom Prison.'
Fan Letters Inspired Def Leppard’s Rick Allen to Keep Drumming
"I didn't wanna do this anymore," drummer recalls thinking after 1984 car crash. "And then I started getting these letters from all over the world."
Metallica Album Art: The Stories Behind 16 Famous LP Covers
Swirls of sperm and blood, an armless mannequin, a magnetic grave — the band has always experimented with its designs.
Whitesnake Announce New ‘Love Songs’ Compilation
Band shared new remix of "Is This Love" ahead of 15-track collection.
60 Best Jimi Hendrix Songs
The guitarist released only four official LPs during his lifetime. But ranking his greatest songs is almost impossible.
Joni Mitchell Announces Archival ‘Early Years’ Box Set
Five-disc set features almost six hours of previously unreleased early recordings.
Rush’s Geddy Lee Isn’t Dead, Just Trending on Twitter
“Even I gulped when I saw I was trending," the bassist writes. "But I asked my dogs, and apparently I’m a bit boring but otherwise fine."
Why the Rolling Stones’ ‘Brussels Affair’ Is Essential Listening
Sloppy, spirited live set highlights band's expanded 'Goats Head Soup' reissue.
Watch Deep Purple’s Surreal ‘Nothing at All’ Video
Sequel of sorts to earlier "Throw My Bones" clip continues astronaut's journey.