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.
40 Years Ago: Jethro Tull Respond to Critics and Strip Off the Excess
Jethro Tull's seventh album, 1974's 'War Child,' was born during a particularly awkward transitional period.
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.
20 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Genesis
We've compiled 20 things you might not know about the prog-pioneers Genesis.
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.'
Yes, ‘Heaven & Earth’ – Album Review
We reviewed 'Heaven and Earth,' the new album by Yes.
Yes, Steve Hackett, Marillion Bring Progressive Rock to the High Seas With ‘Cruise to the …
The 2014 edition of Cruise to the Edge nearly tripled the number of bands from last year, and that eclecticism made for quite an experience.
46 Years Ago: Traffic’s ‘Mr. Fantasy’ Released
Traffic are rightly remembered today as titans of jazz-rock and soul -- but on their 1967 debut album, 'Mr. Fantasy,' released 46 years ago this month, Steve Winwood and company were busy riding the psychedelic coattails of 'Sgt. Pepper.'
How the Late George Harrison Returned With ‘Brainwashed’
George Harrison's 'Brainwashed' was a loving swan song from one of rock's finest talents.
36 Years Ago: Steely Dan Release ‘Aja’
'Aja,' Steely Dan's sixth studio album, which was the artistic pinnacle of the '70s jazz-rock movement, turns 36 years old this week.
How Rush Explored New Territory on ‘Hold Your Fire’
Hold Your Fire, Rush's 12th album, is one of the legendary prog-rock trio's most overlooked efforts.