Ryan Reed is a freelance music/culture writer/editor. He also contributes to Rolling Stone, Relix Magazine, Revolver, Pitchfork, and other publications.
How Iron Maiden Made Eddie Even Creepier for ‘The X-Factor’ Cover
"That cover was an effort at bringing some palpable reality to the otherwise more fantasial illustrative style that preceded," says art director Hugh Syme.
David Coverdale and Jimmy Page Plotting ‘Coverdale-Page’ Reissue
Whitesnake singer says new edition of 1993 LP with would include "some nice surprises."
Jimmy Page on Odds of Releasing XYZ Demos: ‘It’s All Speculation’
"I don’t have any mixdowns of it. If I did, I’m not quite sure where they are now," guitarist says of 1981 recordings with Chris Squire and Alan White.
Eddie Van Halen Left Behind ‘Close to a Million CDs’ of Music
In 2008 interview, guitarist noted his studio archives include “boxes and boxes and boxes" of material.
Rush’s Neil Peart Celebrated in New Illustrated Quote Book
Project, out in 2021, pairs drummer and lyricist's "words and musings" with black-and-white illustrations.
Watch Jack White Finger-Tap on Eddie Van Halen-Designed Guitar
Guitarist saluted late virtuoso during 'Saturday Night Live' performance of "Lazaretto."
Why Rush’s Record Label Changed the ‘Caress of Steel’ Cover Art
This would be the last time Rush let their label interfere with their art.
Fan Letters Inspired Def Leppard’s Rick Allen to Keep Drumming
"I didn't wanna do this anymore," drummer recalls thinking after 1984 car crash. "And then I started getting these letters from all over the world."
Metallica Album Art: The Stories Behind 16 Famous LP Covers
Swirls of sperm and blood, an armless mannequin, a magnetic grave — the band has always experimented with its designs.
Whitesnake Announce New ‘Love Songs’ Compilation
Band shared new remix of "Is This Love" ahead of 15-track collection.
60 Best Jimi Hendrix Songs
The guitarist released only four official LPs during his lifetime. But ranking his greatest songs is almost impossible.
Rush’s Geddy Lee Isn’t Dead, Just Trending on Twitter
“Even I gulped when I saw I was trending," the bassist writes. "But I asked my dogs, and apparently I’m a bit boring but otherwise fine."