Ryan Reed is a freelance music/culture writer/editor. He also contributes to Rolling Stone, Relix Magazine, Revolver, Pitchfork, and other publications.
Dennis DeYoung on 40 Years of Styx’s ‘Paradise Theatre’
Band's former singer and keyboardist reflects on album's grand inspiration and tour.
Rush Album Art: The Stories Behind All 19 LP Covers
Decrepit puppet kings, fireball jugglers, dalmatians next to fire hydrants — the band wasn't afraid to experiment with its sleeves.
How Rush’s ‘Permanent Waves’ Cover Fused Storms and Retro Hairdos
Art director Hugh Syme reflects on the band's pun-filled composite artwork for 1980 LP.
Mountain’s Leslie West Dies: Rockers React
Dee Snider, Sebastian Bach, Neal Schon and others shared condolences following news of the guitarist's death.
Paul McCartney ‘Hated’ Being Called ‘Cute’ Beatle
"No, I'm not!" he tells Howard Stern. "Don't call me that."
Neil Peart’s ‘2112’ Drum Kit Heading to Auction
Drummer-lyricist also played Slingerland set on 'Fly By Night' and 'Caress of Steel.'
Why Mammoth Changed Their Name to Van Halen
They went by something slightly less subtle before adopting the band's now-iconic moniker.
Underrated Rush: The Most Overlooked Song From Each Album
Despite being hailed as prog-rock giants, they still managed to have many under-the-radar tunes.
Bruce Springsteen Suggests He’ll Move to Australia if Trump Wins
"If by some happenstance he should be [re-elected]," the rocker says, "I'll see you on the next plane."
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."
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."
Led Zeppelin Album Art: The Stories Behind 9 Famous LP Covers
Their LP covers were as detailed and innovative as the music itself.