Ryan Reed is a freelance music/culture writer/editor. He also contributes to Rolling Stone, Relix Magazine, Revolver, Pitchfork, and other publications.
How Rush’s Debut LP Cover Perfectly Matched Their Raw Songs
Paul Weldon's minimal design conveyed the primal power-trio energy of band's 1974 album.
Mountain’s Leslie West Dies: Rockers React
Dee Snider, Sebastian Bach, Neal Schon and others shared condolences following news of the guitarist's death.
Rush’s Understated ‘Hold Your Fire’ Cover Hides a Big Surprise
For band's 1987 LP, art director Hugh Syme saved his vivid juggler design for the gatefold package.
Paul McCartney Ranks Ringo Starr Among Top Three Rock Drummers
The former Beatle lists a trio of percussive giants in an interview with Howard Stern.
Alice Cooper Previews New Album With Outrageous Cherry Cover
"Our Love Will Change the World" appears on singer's upcoming 'Detroit Stories' album.
Queen’s ‘News of the World,’ Freddie Mercury Get New Funko Series
Two of the products draw from singer's famous stage looks.
How Rush, Tom Petty and Others Reacted to John Lennon’s Murder
In the immediate aftermath of his death, major artists scrambled to address the horror in some fashion — musically, verbally or through the press.
Why AC/DC Kept ‘Power Up’ on the Shelf for Over Two Years
Engineer Mike Fraser discusses the lengthy gap between the LP's recording and release.
Todd Rundgren Announces Virtual Tour Tailored for 25 Cities
Songwriter's 2021 Clearly Human run will be staged in Chicago, with a limited amount of socially distant in-person tickets available.
How Drinking Brandy Inspired Rush’s ‘Grace Under Pressure’ Cover
When Hugh Syme learned the title of Rush's 10th LP, he immediately translated those words into colors.
Revisiting Styx’s Underrated Major-Label Debut, ‘Equinox’
Band's fifth album marked a pivotal transition point, both in its music and career.
Watch Steve Hackett Play New Acoustic Song ‘Casa del Fauno’
Track appears on guitarist's upcoming LP 'Under Under a Mediterranean Sky.'