Ryan Reed is a freelance music/culture writer/editor. He also contributes to Rolling Stone, Relix Magazine, Revolver, Pitchfork, and other publications.
Michael McDonald Announces Birthday Concert Livestream
"Home Alone 2 – Birthday Bash: A Party of One" follows similar September event.
Bruce Springsteen Teases ‘Big Surprise’ for Fans in 2021
"I have some projects coming up this year that I won't tell 'cause it's going to be a secret," he told SiriusXM.
Jimmy Page Shares Rare XYZ-Era ‘Rock and Ruin’ Demo
Track marks 40th anniversary of sessions with then-former Yes members Chris Squire and Alan White.
How Rush Channeled Old Board Game for ‘Snakes and Arrows’ Cover
Art director Hugh Syme reflects on Neil Peart's unorthodox choice to use an existing painting for their 2007 LP.
How Rush’s ‘Permanent Waves’ Cover Fused Storms and Retro Hairdos
Art director Hugh Syme reflects on the band's pun-filled composite artwork for 1980 LP.
How a Stone Sculpture Guided Rush’s ‘Test for Echo’ Cover Art
Through the inspiration of Neil Peart, art director Hugh Syme arrived at an image that symbolized the theme of "finding your way."
How a Real-Life Comet Inspired Rush’s ‘Vapor Trails’ Cover
The story of its fiery artwork — like the album itself — involves tragedy, emotional healing and a bit of magic.
August 2020 Recap: COVID Controversies and Concert Innovation
A drive-in concert film and the opening of a socially distanced venue were among the month's biggest headlines.
How Rush’s New Drummer Neil Peart Helped Spark ‘Fly by Night’ Art
Lyricist's love of birds spawned the 1975 LP's simple yet memorable cover.
How Rush’s Debut LP Cover Perfectly Matched Their Raw Songs
Paul Weldon's minimal design conveyed the primal power-trio energy of band's 1974 album.