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.
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."
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.
Hear Eagles’ Live ‘Lyin’ Eyes’ From New Concert LP
Track highlights band's upcoming set 'Live From the Forum MMXVIII.'
Yes Announce New Live Album Documenting Royal Affair Tour
Set features classic material — along with a cover of John Lennon's "Imagine" — recorded during 2019 show in Las Vegas.
Hear the Rolling Stones’ ‘Scarlet’ Remixed by the Killers
Producer Jacques Lu Cont also contributed to reworked track, which appears on upcoming 'Goats Head Soup' reissue.
Hear Robert Plant Rarity ‘Too Much Alike’ With Patty Griffin
Duet is one of three previously unreleased cuts from singer's solo compilation 'Digging Deep: Subterranea.'
When Queen Dabbled in Disco on ‘Another One Bites the Dust’
Their music was already impossible to pigeonhole: a bit glam, a bit hard rock, a bit prog, a bit pop. Why not get funky too?
When Rush Expanded Their Horizons on ‘Fly by Night’ Tour
They weren't truly Rush until their imaginative second LP, and then the Canadian power trio bloomed further onstage.