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 and Alumni Place Five Songs in Hot 100
The May 31, 1986, chart featured "Invisible Touch" alongside singles by Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, GTR and Mike + the Mechanics.
Geddy Lee Says Robert Plant Helped Rush Through Dark Time
Former Led Zeppelin singer invited bassist and guitarist to a gig during Canadian band's late-'90s hiatus.
David Letterman’s Most Memorable Late-Night Moments
To mark the anniversary of the comedian's final 'Late Show' episode, we've rounded up 18 of his most memorable late-night moments.
Bruce Springsteen Will Guest on New John Mellencamp LP
"Bruce is singing on the new record and is playing guitar,” Mellencamp said during Clive Davis' virtual Grammy party.
Genesis Announce North American Dates for Reunion Tour
Trek will follow previously booked dates in Ireland and the U.K.
Ann Wilson Says Heart Will Collaborate ‘When the Time Is Right’
"We haven't written together in a while," singer said of sister and bandmate Nancy Wilson. "The times when we see each other are the times when Heart tours."
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."
Styx Announce Summer 2021 U.S. Tour With Collective Soul
Bands will team for seven dates in June.
Carl Palmer Announces Emerson, Lake and Palmer Book ‘ELP’
"This is the story as it happened, as the group told it, because this is our own words," band's drummer says.
Hear Billy Gibbons’ Atmospheric New Song ‘Desert High’
Track previews ZZ Top frontman's upcoming solo LP 'Hardware.'
Pete Townshend Isn’t Sure If There Will Be Another Who Album
Songwriter says there isn't "any real prospect" of new LP until he has "proper conversation" with singer Roger Daltrey.
Sammy Hagar ‘Would Have Been Embarrassed’ to Be in ‘Van Hagar’
Singer recalls record-label executive suggesting name change during band meeting.
John Lennon Rehearses ‘Give Peace a Chance’ in Unearthed Video
Clip, recorded with Yoko Ono in the Bahamas, previews upcoming 'Plastic Ono Band' box set.
Cheap Trick’s Tom Petersson Recuperating After Open-Heart Surgery
Clarifying why he stayed seated during band's 'Late Show' performance, bassist wrote that he's "slowly but surely getting stronger every day" after procedure.
Roger Waters Announces New 2022 Dates for Postponed Tour
Songwriter will play new songs and material from Pink Floyd's "golden era" during trek, which he delayed due to the pandemic.
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.