Ryan Reed is a freelance music/culture writer/editor. He also contributes to Rolling Stone, Relix Magazine, Revolver, Pitchfork, and other publications.
How Rush’s Debut LP Cover Perfectly Matched Their Raw Songs
Paul Weldon's minimal design conveyed the primal power-trio energy of band's 1974 album.
Rush’s Understated ‘Hold Your Fire’ Cover Hides a Big Surprise
For band's 1987 LP, art director Hugh Syme saved his vivid juggler design for the gatefold package.
Paul McCartney ‘Hated’ Being Called ‘Cute’ Beatle
"No, I'm not!" he tells Howard Stern. "Don't call me that."
Queen’s ‘News of the World,’ Freddie Mercury Get New Funko Series
Two of the products draw from singer's famous stage looks.
Why AC/DC Kept ‘Power Up’ on the Shelf for Over Two Years
Engineer Mike Fraser discusses the lengthy gap between the LP's recording and release.
Todd Rundgren Announces Virtual Tour Tailored for 25 Cities
Songwriter's 2021 Clearly Human run will be staged in Chicago, with a limited amount of socially distant in-person tickets available.
How Rush, Tom Petty and Others Reacted to John Lennon’s Murder
In the immediate aftermath of his death, major artists scrambled to address the horror in some fashion — musically, verbally or through the press.
Watch Steve Hackett Play New Acoustic Song ‘Casa del Fauno’
Track appears on guitarist's upcoming LP 'Under Under a Mediterranean Sky.'
How Rush Went Pun-Wild With ‘Moving Pictures’ Cover
Art director Hugh Syme's vision for the band's eighth LP crystalized as soon as he heard the title.
How Rush Wrangled Rabbits for Quirky ‘Presto’ Cover
Art director Hugh Syme talks to UCR about the prog-rock trio's playful cover to the 1989 LP.