Ryan Reed is a freelance music/culture writer/editor. He also contributes to Rolling Stone, Relix Magazine, Revolver, Pitchfork, and other publications.
35 Years Ago: Genesis’ ‘Invisible Touch’ Marks First U.S. No. 1
Prog-pop band took a commercial leap on the single, part of its multiplatinum 'Invisible Touch' LP.
Genesis Announce North American Dates for Reunion Tour
Trek will follow previously booked dates in Ireland and the U.K.
Def Leppard Announce Third Box Set in Archival Series
Limited-edition project, available in nine-LP and six-CD formats, includes all of band's '00s material.
Jim Steinman, Writer of Meat Loaf’s ‘Bat Out of Hell,’ Dead at 73
Power ballad expert penned classics like "Bat Out of Hell" and Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart."
Mike Mitchell, Guitarist on Kingsmen’s ‘Louie Louie,’ Dies at 77
No cause of death was given for band's co-founding member, who reportedly "peacefully passed away."
Hear Nancy Wilson’s New Song Dedicated to Eddie Van Halen
Acoustic instrumental "4 Edward" highlights Heart guitarist's upcoming debut solo LP, 'You and Me.'
Sammy Hagar ‘Would Have Been Embarrassed’ to Be in ‘Van Hagar’
Singer recalls record-label executive suggesting name change during band meeting.
Bruce Springsteen Talks ‘Complex’ Themes of ‘Born in the U.S.A.’
"Our protagonist ... has been betrayed by his nation and yet still feels deeply connected to the country that he grew up in," songwriter tells Barack Obama in podcast clip.
That Time Frank Zappa Played a Drug Dealer on ‘Miami Vice’
Avant-garde composer and satirical rock star made his most surprising creative move in 1986.
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.