Ryan Reed is a freelance music/culture writer/editor. He also contributes to Rolling Stone, Relix Magazine, Revolver, Pitchfork, and other publications.
John Oates Joins Sax-Playing Sasquatch for Revamped ‘Maneater’
Guitarist tackles Hall & Oates' 1982 hit with costumed, viral-friendly saxophonist.
Grammy Producer Defends Show’s Eddie Van Halen Tribute Segment
Executive producer says he originally suggested "eight or nine guitarists" to pay tribute after guitarist's son declined offer to perform.
Kansas Announce Concert LP ‘Point of Know Return Live and Beyond’
Project documents prog-rock band's anniversary tour behind 1977 LP.
Tina Turner Recalls Path to Rock Stardom in New HBO Doc Trailer
Singer recalls dream of becoming "the first Black rock 'n' roll singer to pack places like the [Rolling] Stones."
Underrated Journey: The Most Overlooked Song From Each Album
The band scored so many hits, it's easy to forget they wrote anything else.
20 Years Ago: Aerosmith Fail to Connect on ‘Just Push Play’
The Steven Tyler-Joe Perry writing partnership started to grow strained on band's 13th LP.
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.