Ryan Reed is a freelance music/culture writer/editor. He also contributes to Rolling Stone, Relix Magazine, Revolver, Pitchfork, and other publications.
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."
Why Mammoth Changed Their Name to Van Halen
They went by something slightly less subtle before adopting the band's now-iconic moniker.
Watch Mr. Bungle Cover Van Halen’s ‘Loss of Control’
Experimental rock/metal band tackled 'Women and Children First' song during Halloween virtual show.
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.
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.
Revamped Nirvana ‘Nevermind’ Song Highlights ‘The Batman’ Trailer
Orchestral version of 'Nervermind' song plays in clip for upcoming superhero film.
Watch Regis Philbin ‘Audition’ for Motley Crue in 1997
Host, who died Saturday at age 88, played band a "rock" piano variation of children's song "Old MacDonald Had a Farm."
New Jimi Hendrix Clothing Store Launches Online
Shop features music, clothes, accessories and collectibles.
Hear Chris Cornell’s Unearthed Cover of Guns N’ Roses’ ‘Patience’
Track, recorded in 2016, marks what would have been Soundgarden singer's 56th birthday.
Eddie Van Halen-Owned Ferrari Up for Auction
Vehicle expected to bring between $150,000 and $200,000 at July sale.
Motley Crue and Def Leppard Announce 2021 Dates and Refund Policy
Thirty-one-date trek with Poison and Joan Jett was postponed from summer 2020 due to COVID-19.
Metallica Tease ‘S&M2′ Box Set
Drummer Lars Ulrich announced the package on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live,' promising a copy to a pediatric nurse on the frontlines of COVID-19.