Ryan Reed is a freelance music/culture writer/editor. He also contributes to Rolling Stone, Relix Magazine, Revolver, Pitchfork, and other publications.
45 Years Ago: Led Zeppelin Go Rockabilly With ‘Candy Store Rock’
'Presence' single was a playful – if deceptively complex – homage to their early rock roots.
Lynyrd Skynyrd Rethink Farewell: ‘Maybe It’s Not Our Time to Go’
Band details U.S. dates for 2021 Big Wheels Keep on Turnin' Tour.
‘Superbad': When Bill Hader Did Donuts to Van Halen’s ‘Panama’
Actor's hilarious improv wound up leading to a memorable — but expensive — scene from the 2007 comedy.
Guns N’ Roses Recruit Mammoth WVH for Rescheduled 2021 Tour
Band adds 14 new dates to summer run, which was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
David Letterman’s Most Memorable Late-Night Moments
To mark the anniversary of the comedian's final 'Late Show' episode, we've rounded up 18 of his most memorable late-night moments.
Styx Announce Summer 2021 U.S. Tour With Collective Soul
Bands will team for seven dates in June.
Hear Nancy Wilson’s New Song Dedicated to Eddie Van Halen
Acoustic instrumental "4 Edward" highlights Heart guitarist's upcoming debut solo LP, 'You and Me.'
Sammy Hagar ‘Would Have Been Embarrassed’ to Be in ‘Van Hagar’
Singer recalls record-label executive suggesting name change during band meeting.
Roger Waters Announces New 2022 Dates for Postponed Tour
Songwriter will play new songs and material from Pink Floyd's "golden era" during trek, which he delayed due to the pandemic.
Grammy Producer Defends Show’s Eddie Van Halen Tribute Segment
Executive producer says he originally suggested "eight or nine guitarists" to pay tribute after guitarist's son declined offer to perform.
Underrated Journey: The Most Overlooked Song From Each Album
The band scored so many hits, it's easy to forget they wrote anything else.
Why John Lennon Originally Hated the Beatles’ ‘Twist and Shout’
"You can hear that I'm just a frantic guy doing his best," singer later recalled of throat-shredding 'Please Please Me' song.