Ryan Reed is a freelance music/culture writer/editor. He also contributes to Rolling Stone, Relix Magazine, Revolver, Pitchfork, and other publications.
Hear Mick Jagger and Dave Grohl Team for New Song ‘Eazy Sleazy’
Song explores the absurdity and anxiety of pandemic-era life.
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.
The Best Song From Every King Crimson Album
Symphonic prog, new wave, industrial rock — these 13 tracks showcase the band's full evolution.
Hear Sting Dissect How He Sings and Plays Bass Simultaneously
Exclusive clip previews 'Sting: Upon Reflection,' musician's upcoming installment of Audible's 'Words + Music' series.
John Oates Joins Sax-Playing Sasquatch for Revamped ‘Maneater’
Guitarist tackles Hall & Oates' 1982 hit with costumed, viral-friendly saxophonist.
Ian Anderson Announces New Jethro Tull LP and Lyric Book
Band is reportedly three-quarters finished with 'The Zealot Gene,' the first LP under the Tull moniker since 2003.
Hear Cheap Trick’s New Song ‘Boys and Girls and Rock N Roll’
Track previews band's upcoming 20th LP, 'In Another World.'
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.
Michael Gudinski, Music Promoter, Dies at 68: Rockers React
Bruce Springsteen, Foo Fighters, Sebastian Bach and Bryan Adams write tributes to late industry veteran.
Hear Ann Wilson’s Heavy New Song ‘The Hammer’
Track follows Heart singer's recent solo cuts "Tender Heart" and "The Revolution Starts Now."
Bruce Springsteen DWI Charges Dismissed
He pleads guilty to "consumption of alcohol in a closed area."
Jon Anderson on Solo Reissues and 50 Years of ‘The Yes Album’
Singer talks about proving his musical merits outside of Yes on 'Olias of Sunhillow' and 'Song of Seven.'