Ryan Reed is a freelance music/culture writer/editor. He also contributes to Rolling Stone, Relix Magazine, Revolver, Pitchfork, and other publications.
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."
Mick Jagger Teams With 3D Artist for Charitable ‘Eazy Sleazy’ NFT
Audio-visual piece featuring portion of Dave Grohl collaboration will be sold at auction.
Sammy Hagar ‘Would Have Been Embarrassed’ to Be in ‘Van Hagar’
Singer recalls record-label executive suggesting name change during band meeting.
Guns N’ Roses Reschedule European Tour Dates to 2022
Band announces Gary Clark Jr. as a "special guest" for most dates, including five newly added shows.
Grammy Producer Defends Show’s Eddie Van Halen Tribute Segment
Executive producer says he originally suggested "eight or nine guitarists" to pay tribute after guitarist's son declined offer to perform.
Hear Cheap Trick’s New Song ‘Boys and Girls and Rock N Roll’
Track previews band's upcoming 20th LP, 'In Another World.'
Underrated Steely Dan: The Most Overlooked Song From Each Album
We did the dirty work for you, highlighting one song from each of the band's nine studio LPs.
Hear Ann Wilson’s Heavy New Song ‘The Hammer’
Track follows Heart singer's recent solo cuts "Tender Heart" and "The Revolution Starts Now."
Queen’s Roger Taylor: George Michael ‘Wouldn’t Have Suited’ Band
Drummer denies rumors they wanted to hire singer following 1992 Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert.
The 10 Most Underrated Yes Songs
Some of the prog-rock band's most interesting moments are deep cuts and semi-obscure tracks.
John Mellencamp Previews New Studio LP With Somber Song Clip
Singer-songwriter also announced plans for two other projects: a live LP and a documentary narrated by Matthew McConaughey.
Why John Lennon Called the Beatles’ ‘Eight Days a Week’ ‘Lousy’
This breezy rocker highlighted a subtly evolving sound, becoming their seventh U.S. No. 1.