Ryan Reed is a freelance music / pop culture journalist / editor. Besides Diffuser.fm, he currently contributes to Rolling Stone, Paste, Billboard, eMusic, The Phoenix, Metro Pulse, Blurt, Relix, American Songwriter, and many other outlets. He's also an adjunct English and Communications professor. When he's not writing or teaching, he's probably recording his own music, record shopping, playing with his Brittany Spaniel (Tegan), eating copious amounts of chicken wings, or drinking girly beverages.
Steve Hackett Celebrates Genesis: ‘I Do Love the Music’
Steve Hackett's hard drive, much like his brain, is crammed with music.
How Yes Broke Up After ‘Drama’ Drama
We look at what the members of Yes did during their temporary break-up following 1980's 'Drama.'
The Story of Genesis’ First Post-Peter Gabriel Tour With Phil Collins
After Genesis' charismatic, costume-wearing frontman Peter Gabriel left to pursue a solo career in 1974, Phil Collins accidentally stumbled into his destiny.
The History of Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s Bombastic Debut
Emerson, Lake & Palmer fused rock and classical on their self-titled debut, which was released on Nov. 20, 1970.
The History of Fleetwood Mac’s Self-Titled Debut
Led by guitar wizard Peter Green, Fleetwood Mac announced their freedom from John Mayall's Bluesbreakers with their self-titled debut.
The Story of ‘Fly by Night,’ Rush’s First Album With Neil Peart
'Fly by Night' is technically the second Rush album -- though, from a creative standpoint, it's the true starting point of the band's genius.
The History of John Rutsey and Rush
His last gig with the band came on July 25, 1974 at the Centennial Hall in London, Ontario.
The History of the Beatles’ ‘Rattle Your Jewelry’ Concert
The Beatles took a potshot at the rich and regal during one of their most famous concerts.
40 Years Ago: Jethro Tull Respond to Critics and Strip Off the Excess
Jethro Tull's seventh album, 1974's 'War Child,' was born during a particularly awkward transitional period.
How Jethro Tull Ended the ’70s With the Underrated ‘Stormwatch’
Jethro Tull's 12th studio album concludes with 'Elegy,' a quiet instrumental of pastoral acoustic guitar and melancholy strings. The title is appropriate.