Ryan Reed is a freelance music/culture writer/editor. He also contributes to Rolling Stone, Relix Magazine, Revolver, Pitchfork, and other publications.
Styx’s Tommy Shaw Plays ‘Fooling Yourself’ With Youth Orchestra
Eighty-eight musicians, all between ages 12 and 18, helped with socially distanced version of 'The Grand Illusion' hit.
Classic Rock on Amazon Prime: Documentaries and Concerts
A round-up of our favorite music-themed titles available on the streaming service.
Watch Ozzy Osbourne’s Nostalgic ‘Ordinary Man’ Video
Singer looks back at youth, Black Sabbath's early days and family life in clip for Elton John collaboration.
Early Gregg and Duane Allman Material Earns Reissue
Recordings compile the duo's pre-Allman Brothers Band projects Allman Joys, Hour Glass and 31st of February.
Def Leppard Recruit ZZ Top for Fall U.S. Tour
Brief run follows British band's stadium tour with Motley Crue.
Rick Wakeman Preps New Prog-Rock LP ‘The Red Planet’
Former Yes keyboardist's new album follows trio of piano-based projects.
See Queen and Adam Lambert Cover Led Zeppelin’s ‘Whole Lotta Love’
Band played 1969 track during concert in Dunedin, New Zealand.
The Show That Literally Took Kiss’ Breath Away
Guitarist Tommy Thayer details how combo of small venue, iconic song and too-big confetti cannons resulted in a 'Spinal Tap'-styled stage mishap.
Chicago Plots North American 2020 Tour With Rick Springfield
Brass-rock ensemble and power-pop singer link up for 26-date trek across the U.S. and Canada.
The Story Behind Every Song on the Rolling Stones’ ‘Let It Bleed’
Decades later, the eclectic LP remains one of the band's most beloved recordings — worthy of a deep-dive into the stories behind each song.