Ryan Reed is a freelance music/culture writer/editor. He also contributes to Rolling Stone, Relix Magazine, Revolver, Pitchfork, and other publications.
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.
Watch Mr. Bungle Cover Van Halen’s ‘Loss of Control’
Experimental rock/metal band tackled 'Women and Children First' song during Halloween virtual show.
David Lee Roth Includes Five New Songs in New Online Comic Book
'The Roth Project' features previously issued song "Somewhere Over the Rainbow Bar and Grill."
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.
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.
Eddie Van Halen Dies: Rockers React
Former bandmate Sammy Hagar wrote that he's "heartbroken and speechless" after guitarist's death from cancer.
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.
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."
Led Zeppelin Album Art: The Stories Behind 9 Famous LP Covers
Their LP covers were as detailed and innovative as the music itself.
Rush’s Last Show 5 Years Later: The Performance and the Aftermath
Prog-rock trio played its final concert on Aug. 1, 2015 — but nobody realized the finality at the time.
Rob Halford and Lars Ulrich Appear in Corey Taylor’s New Video
Scott Ian, Marilyn Manson and Chris Jericho also appear in clip for "CMFT Must Be Stopped" ahead of Slipknot singer's debut solo LP.