Ryan Reed is a freelance music/culture writer/editor. He also contributes to Rolling Stone, Relix Magazine, Revolver, Pitchfork, and other publications.
Bruce Springsteen DWI Charges Dismissed
He pleads guilty to "consumption of alcohol in a closed area."
Why John Lennon Called the Beatles’ ‘Eight Days a Week’ ‘Lousy’
This breezy rocker highlighted a subtly evolving sound, becoming their seventh U.S. No. 1.
Wolfgang Van Halen Offers ‘Gratitude’ to Eddie Mural Artist
Robert Vargas painted massive piece spanning outer wall at Guitar Center Hollywood.
Neil Peart Dies: One Year Later
A look back at 12 months of Rush-related activity following the drummer's death.
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.
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.
Hear Eddie Van Halen Play On Newly Unearthed Jimi Hendrix Cover
Guitar virtuoso joins keyboardist David Garfield on "If 6 Was 9" in newly unearthed, remastered track.
Eddie Van Halen Dies: Rockers React
Former bandmate Sammy Hagar wrote that he's "heartbroken and speechless" after guitarist's death from cancer.
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.
Aerosmith, Rolling Stones Members Demand Campaign Song Clearance
Pearl Jam, R.E.M. and Green Day also sign open letter with Artist Rights Alliance.