Ryan Reed is a freelance music/culture writer/editor. He also contributes to Rolling Stone, Relix Magazine, Revolver, Pitchfork, and other publications.
Neil Peart’s ‘2112’ Drum Kit Heading to Auction
Drummer-lyricist also played Slingerland set on 'Fly By Night' and 'Caress of Steel.'
Why Rush’s Minimalist ‘Signals’ Cover Earned an ‘Irate’ Reaction
The cover of Rush's ninth LP was so uncharacteristically simple and dry, the band's manager was apparently puzzled to the point of anger.
David Coverdale and Jimmy Page Plotting ‘Coverdale-Page’ Reissue
Whitesnake singer says new edition of 1993 LP with would include "some nice surprises."
AC/DC Tease New Song ‘Demon Fire’ in Trailer Video
Blazing track will appear on newly reunited band's upcoming 'Power Up' LP.
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.
Rush’s ‘Hemispheres': How Philosophy, Surrealism Inspired Cover
"There was a lot of discussion about Dionysus and Apollo and the left-brain, right-brain [theory]," art director Hugh Syme says of artwork for 1978 LP.
Bruce Springsteen Suggests He’ll Move to Australia if Trump Wins
"If by some happenstance he should be [re-elected]," the rocker says, "I'll see you on the next plane."
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."
Rush’s ‘A Farewell to Kings’ Cover Art Traded England for Buffalo
"I was inspired by composite work by [Hipgnosis] and endeavored to bring some of that to play in that album," art director Hugh Syme says of cover for 1977 LP.
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.