Ryan Reed is a freelance music / pop culture journalist / editor. Besides Diffuser.fm, he currently contributes to Rolling Stone, Paste, Billboard, eMusic, The Phoenix, Metro Pulse, Blurt, Relix, American Songwriter, and many other outlets. He's also an adjunct English and Communications professor. When he's not writing or teaching, he's probably recording his own music, record shopping, playing with his Brittany Spaniel (Tegan), eating copious amounts of chicken wings, or drinking girly beverages.
How to Make the Perfect LP From Rush’s Recent Albums
With the band out of the limelight, what are we supposed to do now? If they won't give us another record, we'll simply devise our own.
Fleetwood Mac Set List Primer: 5 Rare Songs From New Tour
To get all fans on the same page, let's recap the five rarest rarities from the band's current tour.
The History of Yes Live Albums
In their tumultuous half-century of existence, Yes have released 16 live albums. That's way too many live albums.
How Yes Broke Up After ‘Drama’ Drama
We look at what the members of Yes did during their temporary break-up following 1980's 'Drama.'
The Story of Genesis’ First Post-Peter Gabriel Tour With Phil Collins
After Genesis' charismatic, costume-wearing frontman Peter Gabriel left to pursue a solo career in 1974, Phil Collins accidentally stumbled into his destiny.
How Rush Closed Out the ’80s With the Transitional ‘Presto’
Judging solely in superficial terms, 1989's 'Presto' is a minor offering in Rush's massive discography.
When Syd Barrett Visited Pink Floyd During 1975 Sessions
Syd Barrett's tortured spirit was already hovering over Pink Floyd, even before he unexpectedly crashed the sessions for 'Wish You Were Here' on June 5, 1975.
Seven Years Ago: Led Zeppelin Reunite for 02 Concert
On December 10, 2007, the surviving members of Led Zeppelin reunited for their first full-length concert in nearly thirty years.
The History of the Beatles’ ‘Rattle Your Jewelry’ Concert
The Beatles took a potshot at the rich and regal during one of their most famous concerts.
How Jethro Tull Ended the ’70s With the Underrated ‘Stormwatch’
Jethro Tull's 12th studio album concludes with 'Elegy,' a quiet instrumental of pastoral acoustic guitar and melancholy strings. The title is appropriate.
Jethro Tull, ‘A Passion Play: An Extended Performance’ – Album Review
Jethro Tull have released a re-mastered and expanded edition of their 1973 album, 'A Passion Play.'
How the Late George Harrison Returned With ‘Brainwashed’
George Harrison's 'Brainwashed' was a loving swan song from one of rock's finest talents.