Ryan Reed is a freelance music/culture writer/editor. He also contributes to Rolling Stone, Relix Magazine, Revolver, Pitchfork, and other publications.
Why Rush Went ‘Minimal’ for Cover of Final LP, ‘Clockwork Angels’
Art director Hugh Syme considers the prog-rock band's 2012 LP its "opus," particularly for Neil Peart.
Rush’s ‘Roll the Bones': How Theme of ‘Chance’ Inspired Cover
Art director Hugh Syme explains how he expanded on the lyrics for the cover of 1991 LP.
Rush Open Up About Neil Peart’s Cancer Battle
Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson recall their emotional journey following drummer's brain cancer diagnosis.
Why Rush’s ‘The Garden’ Feels Like Neil Peart’s Symbolic Goodbye
One year after the drummer and lyricist's death from brain cancer, the 'Clockwork Angels' song offers a prescient sense of finality, both for the band and himself.
Neil Peart Dies: One Year Later
A look back at 12 months of Rush-related activity following the drummer's death.
Michael McDonald Announces Birthday Concert Livestream
"Home Alone 2 – Birthday Bash: A Party of One" follows similar September event.
Bruce Springsteen Teases ‘Big Surprise’ for Fans in 2021
"I have some projects coming up this year that I won't tell 'cause it's going to be a secret," he told SiriusXM.
Jimmy Page Shares Rare XYZ-Era ‘Rock and Ruin’ Demo
Track marks 40th anniversary of sessions with then-former Yes members Chris Squire and Alan White.
How Rush Channeled Old Board Game for ‘Snakes and Arrows’ Cover
Art director Hugh Syme reflects on Neil Peart's unorthodox choice to use an existing painting for their 2007 LP.
Hear Foo Fighters’ New Song ‘No Son of Mine’ From Upcoming LP
Dave Grohl and company rang in 2021 by issuing 'Medicine at Midnight' track.