Ryan Reed is a freelance music/culture writer/editor. He also contributes to Rolling Stone, Relix Magazine, Revolver, Pitchfork, and other publications.
Fan Letters Inspired Def Leppard’s Rick Allen to Keep Drumming
"I didn't wanna do this anymore," drummer recalls thinking after 1984 car crash. "And then I started getting these letters from all over the world."
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."
Hear Tom Petty’s Stark Solo ‘Wildflowers’ Demo From Box Set
Acoustic home recording previews long-awaited 'Wildflowers & All the Rest' package.
Watch Regis Philbin ‘Audition’ for Motley Crue in 1997
Host, who died Saturday at age 88, played band a "rock" piano variation of children's song "Old MacDonald Had a Farm."
‘Caddyshack’ Unites Bill Murray and Chevy Chase After ‘SNL’ Fight
In their sole scene from 1980 film, comedy giants resolved lingering tensions through improvisation.
Brian May Says Riff Project With Tony Iommi Still Has a ‘Chance’
Queen and Black Sabbath guitarists have been teasing a collaboration since 2013.
Rock’s Best Summer Soundtrack Songs
When blockbuster films meet blockbuster songs — from 'Eye of the Tiger' to 'The Lion King'
Rush Salute Neil Peart and DJs With New ‘Spirit of Radio’ Video
Animated clip promotes 40th-anniversary reissue of 1980 LP 'Permanent Waves'
How Queen Embraced the Synthesizer on ‘Play the Game’
The band experimented with an Oberheim OB-X synth on the opening song from 1980's 'The Game.'
Watch Journey’s New Six-Piece Lineup Perform ‘Don’t Stop Believin”
Bassist Randy Jackson, drummer Narada Michael Walden and keyboardist Jason Derlatka helped play 1981 hit during benefit event.