Ryan Reed is a freelance music/culture writer/editor. He also contributes to Rolling Stone, Relix Magazine, Revolver, Pitchfork, and other publications.
Why John Lennon Originally Hated the Beatles’ ‘Twist and Shout’
"You can hear that I'm just a frantic guy doing his best," singer later recalled of throat-shredding 'Please Please Me' song.
Hear Ann Wilson’s Heavy New Song ‘The Hammer’
Track follows Heart singer's recent solo cuts "Tender Heart" and "The Revolution Starts Now."
John Mellencamp Previews New Studio LP With Somber Song Clip
Singer-songwriter also announced plans for two other projects: a live LP and a documentary narrated by Matthew McConaughey.
Rush Live Albums Ranked Worst to Best
Prog-rock trio's sprawling catalog raises some eternal concert LP dilemmas.
New Tom Petty Documentary to Premiere at SXSW Online
'Somewhere You Feel Free' utilizes "newly discovered archive of 16mm film" to show singer-songwriter at work on 1994's 'Wildflowers.'
How Paul McCartney Wrote Solo for the Beatles’ ‘All My Loving’
Bassist envisioned 1963 'With the Beatles' cut as a "little country and western song."
Dennis DeYoung on Next Solo LP, Why Styx Were a ‘Fake Prog Band’
"If you play 'Renegade,' 'Babe' and 'Mr. Roboto' for somebody, I don't think they'd think it was the same band."
Underrated Genesis: The Most Overlooked Song From Each LP
Revisiting hidden gems from each of the band's 15 studio albums.
Wolfgang Van Halen Offers ‘Gratitude’ to Eddie Mural Artist
Robert Vargas painted massive piece spanning outer wall at Guitar Center Hollywood.
30 Years Ago: Two New Guns N’ Roses Members Make Their Live Debut
Keyboardist and drummer played first show with hard-rock band on Jan. 20, 1991.
Dennis DeYoung on 40 Years of Styx’s ‘Paradise Theatre’
Band's former singer and keyboardist reflects on album's grand inspiration and tour.
Hear Rick Springfield Front New Version of Badfinger Song
Revamped "Love Is Gonna Come at Last" precedes new Badfinger LP also featuring guest spots from Todd Rundgren and Rick Wakeman.