Ryan Reed is a freelance music/culture writer/editor. He also contributes to Rolling Stone, Relix Magazine, Revolver, Pitchfork, and other publications.
Rush Live Albums Ranked Worst to Best
Prog-rock trio's sprawling catalog raises some eternal concert LP dilemmas.
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.
Rush Open Up About Neil Peart’s Cancer Battle
Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson recall their emotional journey following drummer's brain cancer diagnosis.
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.
How Rush’s New Drummer Neil Peart Helped Spark ‘Fly by Night’ Art
Lyricist's love of birds spawned the 1975 LP's simple yet memorable cover.
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.
Todd Rundgren Announces Virtual Tour Tailored for 25 Cities
Songwriter's 2021 Clearly Human run will be staged in Chicago, with a limited amount of socially distant in-person tickets available.
Why Mammoth Changed Their Name to Van Halen
They went by something slightly less subtle before adopting the band's now-iconic moniker.
AC/DC Tease New Song ‘Demon Fire’ in Trailer Video
Blazing track will appear on newly reunited band's upcoming 'Power Up' LP.
Rush’s ‘Hemispheres': How Philosophy, Surrealism Inspired Cover
"There was a lot of discussion about Dionysus and Apollo and the left-brain, right-brain [theory]," art director Hugh Syme says of artwork for 1978 LP.