Ryan Reed is a freelance music/culture writer/editor. He also contributes to Rolling Stone, Relix Magazine, Revolver, Pitchfork, and other publications.
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.
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."
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.'
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.
Revamped Nirvana ‘Nevermind’ Song Highlights ‘The Batman’ Trailer
Orchestral version of 'Nervermind' song plays in clip for upcoming superhero film.
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?
Led Zeppelin Album Art: The Stories Behind 9 Famous LP Covers
Their LP covers were as detailed and innovative as the music itself.
Aerosmith, Rolling Stones Members Demand Campaign Song Clearance
Pearl Jam, R.E.M. and Green Day also sign open letter with Artist Rights Alliance.