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
This LP is revered for defining a new kind of electric blues, and most of that praise is well-deserved.
Revisiting Genesis’ First Single, ‘The Silent Sun’
They got off to an awkwardly uncharacteristic start with the most saccharine, lightweight ditty in the band's discography.
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 a Pink Floyd Recording Session
His tortured spirit was already hovering over 'Wish You Were Here.'
How Frank Zappa Broke Every Rule With His Solo Debut ‘Lumpy Gravy’
He really wasn't a "rock" musician. That fact is cemented on this first 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.