Ryan Reed is a freelance music/culture writer/editor. He also contributes to Rolling Stone, Relix Magazine, Revolver, Pitchfork, and other publications.
How Fleetwood Mac’s Debut Defined a New Era of British Blues
Fleetwood Mac announced their freedom from John Mayall's Bluesbreakers with this self-titled debut.
Revisiting Genesis’ First Single, ‘The Silent Sun’
Genesis are rightfully regarded as one of the most innovate and eclectic progressive rock bands of all time.
When Rush Closed Out the ’80s With the Transitional ‘Presto’
This album falls somewhere between the band's synth-driven early '80s era and their guitar-heavy return in the late '90s.
The History of John Rutsey and Rush
His last gig with the band came on July 25, 1974 at the Centennial Hall in London, Ontario.
When Syd Barrett Visited Pink Floyd During 1975 Sessions
Syd Barrett's tortured spirit was already hovering over Pink Floyd, even before he unexpectedly crashed the sessions for 'Wish You Were Here' on June 5, 1975.
How Frank Zappa Broke Every Rule With His Solo Debut ‘Lumpy Gravy’
Zappa really wasn't a "rock" musician. That fact is cemented on 'Lumpy Gravy,' first solo album.
Seven Years Ago: Led Zeppelin Reunite for 02 Concert
On December 10, 2007, the surviving members of Led Zeppelin reunited for their first full-length concert in nearly thirty years.
The History of the Beatles’ ‘Rattle Your Jewelry’ Concert
The Beatles took a potshot at the rich and regal during one of their most famous concerts.