Ryan Reed is a freelance music/culture writer/editor. He also contributes to Rolling Stone, Relix Magazine, Revolver, Pitchfork, and other publications.
The Show That Literally Took Kiss’ Breath Away
Guitarist Tommy Thayer details how combo of small venue, iconic song and too-big confetti cannons resulted in a 'Spinal Tap'-styled stage mishap.
Dave Grohl Recruits 13-Year-Old Daughter for Partial Nirvana Reunion Show
Beck, St. Vincent also joined band's surviving members during five-song set at charity benefit.
Gene Simmons Puts Ice Cubes in His Breakfast Cereal
Kiss are still one month away from launching the 2020 leg of their farewell tour, but co-founding member is making headlines for another, more disturbing reason.
Eric Clapton and Band Collaborator Marty Grebb Dead at 74
Songwriter/multi-instrumentalist also played with Bonnie Raitt, Chicago and the Buckinghams.
10 Years Ago: Soundgarden Plant Seeds of Reunion
Thirteen years after their disastrous final show of the '90s, the heavy rock quartet first teased a comeback that spawned multiple tours and one more LP.
Def Leppard Tease ‘Early Years’ Box Set, Revamped Video Campaign
Package will include previously announced live show from April 1980 that singer Joe Elliott calls "astounding"
How Gentle Giant’s Derek Shulman Surprised Ex-Bandmate Elton John: Exclusive Interview
Singer-turned-record label exec also takes us back to discovering Pantera.
Paul McCartney Recorded a Christmas Album, but You Can’t Hear It
Former Beatle assembled instrumental collection "years ago" — but "just for the family."
Watch Eric Clapton Join Hawkwind for Eight Songs During U.K. Show
Guitarist played during final stretch of space-rock band's concert in Guildford, England.
The Story Behind Every Song on the Rolling Stones’ ‘Let It Bleed’
Decades later, the eclectic LP remains one of the band's most beloved recordings — worthy of a deep-dive into the stories behind each song.