Ryan Reed is a freelance music / pop culture journalist / editor. Besides Diffuser.fm, he currently contributes to Rolling Stone, Paste, Billboard, eMusic, The Phoenix, Metro Pulse, Blurt, Relix, American Songwriter, and many other outlets. He's also an adjunct English and Communications professor. When he's not writing or teaching, he's probably recording his own music, record shopping, playing with his Brittany Spaniel (Tegan), eating copious amounts of chicken wings, or drinking girly beverages.
The History of Yes Live Albums
In their tumultuous half-century of existence, Yes have released 15 live albums. That's way too many live albums.
Why Genesis Had to Keep Shedding Members: Exclusive Interview
For Genesis, chart success really was a matter of addition by subtraction.
There Won’t Be a Supergroup Featuring Genesis’ Tony Banks: Exclusive Interview
Though he has certainly worked with lots of famous folks, Tony Banks calls supergroups "a little off-putting."
Why Genesis Started Writing Shorter Songs: Exclusive Interview
As Phil Collins took over for singer Peter Gabriel, Genesis shifted toward more concise, radio-friendly singles.
Why Genesis’ Tony Banks Left Progressive Rock Behind: Exclusive Interview
Tony Banks' music has been dotted with oboes and cornets since releasing 2004's 'Seven' – not synthesizer solos and tom-tom fills.
Cruise to the Edge 2018: Review
Yes' annual floating retreat, Cruise to the Edge, has been a vehicle for both celebration and mourning – as much a memorial service as a music festival.
Steve Hackett Celebrates Genesis: ‘I Do Love the Music’
Steve Hackett's hard drive, much like his brain, is crammed with music.
Yes’ Geoff Downes Talks ‘Drama’ Tour, Cruise to the Edge and More: Exclusive Interview
This is a strange time in Yes history.
The Story of Genesis’ First Post-Peter Gabriel Tour With Phil Collins
After Genesis' charismatic, costume-wearing frontman Peter Gabriel left to pursue a solo career in 1974, Phil Collins accidentally stumbled into his destiny.
That Time Led Zeppelin Went Back to the Clubs to Debut Songs From ‘IV’
Led Zeppelin came up with a throwback solution to the impersonal character of a Fall 1970 arena tour.