Ryan Reed is a freelance music/culture writer/editor. He also contributes to Rolling Stone, Relix Magazine, Revolver, Pitchfork, and other publications.
Neil Peart Dies: One Year Later
A look back at 12 months of Rush-related activity following the drummer's death.
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’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.
Sammy Hagar and the Circle Prep New ‘Lockdown 2020′ LP
Check out new cover of David Bowie's "Heroes" from a project that also includes updates of songs by Van Halen, AC/DC and others.
Eddie Van Halen and Prince Gear Stolen From Storage Locker
Items include Marshall cabinets reportedly used by Van Halen on '80s tours and by Prince on '90s studio recordings.
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.
How Rush Went Pun-Wild With ‘Moving Pictures’ Cover
Art director Hugh Syme's vision for the band's eighth LP crystalized as soon as he heard the title.