Ryan Reed is a freelance music/culture writer/editor. He also contributes to Rolling Stone, Relix Magazine, Revolver, Pitchfork, and other publications.
Watch Jack White Finger-Tap on Eddie Van Halen-Designed Guitar
Guitarist saluted late virtuoso during 'Saturday Night Live' performance of "Lazaretto."
Rush’s ‘A Farewell to Kings’ Cover Art Traded England for Buffalo
"I was inspired by composite work by [Hipgnosis] and endeavored to bring some of that to play in that album," art director Hugh Syme says of cover for 1977 LP.
‘Godfather: Part III’ Retitled for Director’s Cut Blu-ray
Francis Ford Coppola "created a new beginning and ending, and rearranged some scenes, shots and music cues" for new version of 1990 film.
How Joe Walsh Got to Shine on Eagles’ ‘Pretty Maids All in a Row’
A look at how the underrated — but Bob Dylan-praised — 'Hotel California' ballad came to life.
Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins Drummer W.S. ‘Fluke’ Holland Dead at 85
Musician played on songs like "Blue Suede Shoes," albums like 'At Folsom Prison.'
Run the Jewels’ El-P: Prince Proved Musical Rules Are ‘Silly’
"'Purple Rain' contains the DNA of everything I needed to understand about music," rapper-producer reflects in new tribute piece.
60 Best Jimi Hendrix Songs
The guitarist released only four official LPs during his lifetime. But ranking his greatest songs is almost impossible.
Joni Mitchell Announces Archival ‘Early Years’ Box Set
Five-disc set features almost six hours of previously unreleased early recordings.
Rush’s Geddy Lee Isn’t Dead, Just Trending on Twitter
“Even I gulped when I saw I was trending," the bassist writes. "But I asked my dogs, and apparently I’m a bit boring but otherwise fine."
Why the Rolling Stones’ ‘Brussels Affair’ Is Essential Listening
Sloppy, spirited live set highlights band's expanded 'Goats Head Soup' reissue.