Ryan Reed is a freelance music/culture writer/editor. He also contributes to Rolling Stone, Relix Magazine, Revolver, Pitchfork, and other publications.
Wolfgang Van Halen Sets First Mammoth WVH Show
Former Van Halen bassist's new band will make stage debut at fest scheduled for October 2021.
Wolfgang Van Halen Opens Up About Late Father’s Health Battles
Lung cancer and brain tumor were among issues Eddie faced.
How Tom Petty Caught ‘Full Moon Fever’ With Jeff Lynne: Exclusive Book Excerpt
New book focuses on singer-songwriter's relationship with Los Angeles, including the numerous collaborators he found there.
Why Mammoth Changed Their Name to Van Halen
They went by something slightly less subtle before adopting the band's now-iconic moniker.
Steve Perry Details ‘Traces (Alternate Versions and Sketches)’ LP
Project features acoustic and stripped-back arrangements of seven songs from 2018 LP, plus a radio mix of "Most of All."
Why Tom Petty’s Band Initially Hated ‘Mary Jane’s Last Dance’
"What’s funny is that when Tom wrote this song, when he first showed it to me, the chorus was, 'Hey, Indiana girl, go out and find the world,'" says Mike Campbell.
Eddie Van Halen Left Behind ‘Close to a Million CDs’ of Music
In 2008 interview, guitarist noted his studio archives include “boxes and boxes and boxes" of material.
Eddie Vedder, Stevie Nicks to Guest at Virtual Tom Petty Festival
Foo Fighters and Jackson Browne also booked for event, marking what would have been late rocker's 70th birthday.
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.
60 Best Jimi Hendrix Songs
The guitarist released only four official LPs during his lifetime. But ranking his greatest songs is almost impossible.