Ryan Reed is a freelance music/culture writer/editor. He also contributes to Rolling Stone, Relix Magazine, Revolver, Pitchfork, and other publications.
Metallica Producer Bob Rock Sells ‘Black Album’ Rights
Sale, which also includes Michael Buble tracks, involved Hipgnosis Songs Fund.
30 Years Ago: Two New Guns N’ Roses Members Make Their Live Debut
Keyboardist and drummer played first show with hard-rock band on Jan. 20, 1991.
Watch ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons Reunite With Rhinestone Suit
Guitarist inspects garments, which he accidentally left on a 1974 flight, during recent 'Pawn Stars' episode.
Rush Open Up About Neil Peart’s Cancer Battle
Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson recall their emotional journey following drummer's brain cancer diagnosis.
Why Rush’s ‘The Garden’ Feels Like Neil Peart’s Symbolic Goodbye
One year after the drummer and lyricist's death from brain cancer, the 'Clockwork Angels' song offers a prescient sense of finality, both for the band and himself.
Neil Peart Dies: One Year Later
A look back at 12 months of Rush-related activity following the drummer's death.
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.
Eddie Van Halen and Prince Gear Stolen From Storage Locker
Items include Marshall cabinets reportedly used by Van Halen on '80s tours and by Prince on '90s studio recordings.
Why AC/DC Kept ‘Power Up’ on the Shelf for Over Two Years
Engineer Mike Fraser discusses the lengthy gap between the LP's recording and release.
Hear Eddie Van Halen Play On Newly Unearthed Jimi Hendrix Cover
Guitar virtuoso joins keyboardist David Garfield on "If 6 Was 9" in newly unearthed, remastered track.
Neil Peart’s ‘2112’ Drum Kit Heading to Auction
Drummer-lyricist also played Slingerland set on 'Fly By Night' and 'Caress of Steel.'
How Rush Wrangled Rabbits for Quirky ‘Presto’ Cover
Art director Hugh Syme talks to UCR about the prog-rock trio's playful cover to the 1989 LP.