Ryan Reed is a freelance music/culture writer/editor. He also contributes to Rolling Stone, Relix Magazine, Revolver, Pitchfork, and other publications.
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.
Hear Ann Wilson’s Heavy New Song ‘The Hammer’
Track follows Heart singer's recent solo cuts "Tender Heart" and "The Revolution Starts Now."
The 10 Most Underrated Yes Songs
Some of the prog-rock band's most interesting moments are deep cuts and semi-obscure tracks.
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.'
New Tom Petty Documentary to Premiere at SXSW Online
'Somewhere You Feel Free' utilizes "newly discovered archive of 16mm film" to show singer-songwriter at work on 1994's 'Wildflowers.'
Revisiting John Lennon’s Frustrating ‘Live in New York City’ LP
Posthumous album collected songs from former Beatle's two final live shows.
Tedeschi Trucks Band Announce Home Performance Series
Six-episode Fireside Sessions will showcase band in combinations ranging from two to eight members
Metallica Producer Bob Rock Sells ‘Black Album’ Rights
Sale, which also includes Michael Buble tracks, involved Hipgnosis Songs Fund.
Dave Grohl Recalls Visiting Lemmy’s ‘Disgusting’ Home
“These aisles of magazines and VHS tapes, stacked three to four feet high, Lemmy sitting on the couch, in his black bikini underwear with a spiderweb on them."
Fleetwood Mac Drummer Mick Fleetwood Sells Recorded Music Rights
Dollar amount is currently unknown for deal, which follows publishing sales from Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham.