Ryan Reed is a freelance music/culture writer/editor. He also contributes to Rolling Stone, Relix Magazine, Revolver, Pitchfork, and other publications.
Rush Album Art: The Stories Behind All 19 LP Covers
Decrepit puppet kings, fireball jugglers, dalmatians next to fire hydrants — the band wasn't afraid to experiment with its sleeves.
Watch ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons Reunite With Rhinestone Suit
Guitarist inspects garments, which he accidentally left on a 1974 flight, during recent 'Pawn Stars' episode.
Why Rush Went ‘Minimal’ for Cover of Final LP, ‘Clockwork Angels’
Art director Hugh Syme considers the prog-rock band's 2012 LP its "opus," particularly for Neil Peart.
Why Rush’s ‘The Garden’ Feels Like Neil Peart’s Symbolic Goodbye
One year after the drummer and lyricist's death from brain cancer, the 'Clockwork Angels' song offers a prescient sense of finality, both for the band and himself.
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.
Neil Peart Dies: One Year Later
A look back at 12 months of Rush-related activity following the drummer's death.
Jimmy Page Shares Rare XYZ-Era ‘Rock and Ruin’ Demo
Track marks 40th anniversary of sessions with then-former Yes members Chris Squire and Alan White.
Hear Foo Fighters’ New Song ‘No Son of Mine’ From Upcoming LP
Dave Grohl and company rang in 2021 by issuing 'Medicine at Midnight' track.
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.