Ryan Reed is a freelance music/culture writer/editor. He also contributes to Rolling Stone, Relix Magazine, Revolver, Pitchfork, and other publications.
Paul McCartney Recorded a Christmas Album, but You Can’t Hear It
Former Beatle assembled instrumental collection "years ago" — but "just for the family."
Watch Eric Clapton Join Hawkwind for Eight Songs During U.K. Show
Guitarist played during final stretch of space-rock band's concert in Guildford, England.
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.
Dave Mustaine ‘So Happy’ to Hear From James Hetfield After Cancer Diagnosis
"Contrary to what anybody says and contrary to any of the act that we put on, I love James and I know that James loves me and cares about me," says Megadeth frontman.
2019 Classic Rock Holiday Gift Guide
Box sets and books, sweaters and doormats: Check out noteworthy products from the Beatles, Rush, Motley Crue, Kiss, Van Halen and more.
Hear Bastille’s Dan Smith Cover REO Speedwagon’s ‘Can’t Fight This Feeling’
Indie-pop singer teams with London Contemporary Orchestra for cover version used in British Christmas ad.
How Each Motley Crue Member Spent His Four-Year ‘Retirement’
With a potential tour up ahead, let's survey how the band members have kept busy since their "final" show in 2015.
5 Reasons Soundgarden Should Be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The Seattle grunge band helped define a sound in the '90s.
Kiss Detail 2020 Shows for Final Tour
Band announces venue and on-sale information for U.S. dates.
Robert Plant Eyes New Space Shifters, Alison Krauss Albums
Singer has gathered roughly "40 different instrumental ideas" for a new band studio project
The Story Behind Every Song on Eagles’ ‘Hotel California’
The band's breeziness belies its darkness; its accessibility obscures its depth. And there's no clearer example than their sixth LP.