Ryan Reed is a freelance music/culture writer/editor. He also contributes to Rolling Stone, Relix Magazine, Revolver, Pitchfork, and other publications.
Bruce Springsteen Talks ‘Complex’ Themes of ‘Born in the U.S.A.’
"Our protagonist ... has been betrayed by his nation and yet still feels deeply connected to the country that he grew up in," songwriter tells Barack Obama in podcast clip.
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.
Yaphet Kotto, Mr. Big in Bond’s ‘Live and Let Die,’ Dead at 81
Actor also appeared in 'The Thomas Crown Affair' and Ridley Scott's 'Alien.'
Bruce Springsteen DWI Charges Dismissed
He pleads guilty to "consumption of alcohol in a closed area."
New Tom Petty Documentary to Premiere at SXSW Online
'Somewhere You Feel Free' utilizes "newly discovered archive of 16mm film" to show singer-songwriter at work on 1994's 'Wildflowers.'
New James Bond Film ‘No Time to Die’ Delayed Yet Again
Daniel Craig's fifth and final Bond role has been delayed numerous times.
Dennis DeYoung on 40 Years of Styx’s ‘Paradise Theatre’
Band's former singer and keyboardist reflects on album's grand inspiration and tour.
Fleetwood Mac Drummer Mick Fleetwood Sells Recorded Music Rights
Dollar amount is currently unknown for deal, which follows publishing sales from Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham.
Bruce Springsteen Teases ‘Big Surprise’ for Fans in 2021
"I have some projects coming up this year that I won't tell 'cause it's going to be a secret," he told SiriusXM.
How a Stone Sculpture Guided Rush’s ‘Test for Echo’ Cover Art
Through the inspiration of Neil Peart, art director Hugh Syme arrived at an image that symbolized the theme of "finding your way."
How a Real-Life Comet Inspired Rush’s ‘Vapor Trails’ Cover
The story of its fiery artwork — like the album itself — involves tragedy, emotional healing and a bit of magic.
Paul McCartney ‘Hated’ Being Called ‘Cute’ Beatle
"No, I'm not!" he tells Howard Stern. "Don't call me that."