Ryan Reed is a freelance music/culture writer/editor. He also contributes to Rolling Stone, Relix Magazine, Revolver, Pitchfork, and other publications.
Wolfgang Van Halen Offers ‘Gratitude’ to Eddie Mural Artist
Robert Vargas painted massive piece spanning outer wall at Guitar Center Hollywood.
Rush’s ‘Roll the Bones': How Theme of ‘Chance’ Inspired Cover
Art director Hugh Syme explains how he expanded on the lyrics for the cover of 1991 LP.
Queen’s ‘News of the World,’ Freddie Mercury Get New Funko Series
Two of the products draw from singer's famous stage looks.
Underrated Rush: The Most Overlooked Song From Each Album
Despite being hailed as prog-rock giants, they still managed to have many under-the-radar tunes.
Why Mammoth Changed Their Name to Van Halen
They went by something slightly less subtle before adopting the band's now-iconic moniker.
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.
Led Zeppelin Album Art: The Stories Behind 9 Famous LP Covers
Their LP covers were as detailed and innovative as the music itself.
The Rolling Stones Threaten Lawsuit Over Trump Using Their Songs
"If Donald Trump disregards the exclusion and persists, then he would face a lawsuit for breaking the embargo and playing music that has not been licensed," band writes.
Motley Crue and Def Leppard Announce 2021 Dates and Refund Policy
Thirty-one-date trek with Poison and Joan Jett was postponed from summer 2020 due to COVID-19.
Pearl Jam Envision Climate Change Destruction in ‘Retrograde’ Video
Activist Greta Thunberg makes cameo in band's eerie yet hopeful 'Gigaton' clip.
Watch Ozzy Osbourne’s Nostalgic ‘Ordinary Man’ Video
Singer looks back at youth, Black Sabbath's early days and family life in clip for Elton John collaboration.
Judas Priest Plot 50th-Anniversary U.S. Tour
Metal band announces 24 fall dates as part of jaunt celebrating five-decade run.