Ryan Reed is a freelance music/culture writer/editor. He also contributes to Rolling Stone, Relix Magazine, Revolver, Pitchfork, and other publications.
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."
Watch Regis Philbin ‘Audition’ for Motley Crue in 1997
Host, who died Saturday at age 88, played band a "rock" piano variation of children's song "Old MacDonald Had a Farm."
Eddie Van Halen-Owned Ferrari Up for Auction
Vehicle expected to bring between $150,000 and $200,000 at July sale.
Why Def Leppard Would Rather Write Like T. Rex Than Bob Dylan
"I'd much rather write 'Hubcap diamond star halo' than 'The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind.'"
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.
Rush Salute Neil Peart and DJs With New ‘Spirit of Radio’ Video
Animated clip promotes 40th-anniversary reissue of 1980 LP 'Permanent Waves'
Metallica Tease ‘S&M2′ Box Set
Drummer Lars Ulrich announced the package on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live,' promising a copy to a pediatric nurse on the frontlines of COVID-19.
Brian May Says Nerve Pain ‘Paralyzed My Brain’
Queen guitarist revealed how recent injury has affected his daily life.