Ryan Reed is a freelance music / pop culture journalist / editor. Besides Diffuser.fm, he currently contributes to Rolling Stone, Paste, Billboard, eMusic, The Phoenix, Metro Pulse, Blurt, Relix, American Songwriter, and many other outlets. He's also an adjunct English and Communications professor. When he's not writing or teaching, he's probably recording his own music, record shopping, playing with his Brittany Spaniel (Tegan), eating copious amounts of chicken wings, or drinking girly beverages.
How to Make the Perfect LP From Rush’s Recent Albums
With the band out of the limelight, what are we supposed to do now? If they won't give us another record, we'll simply devise our own.
All 100 Nirvana Songs Ranked Worst to Best
The band's influence was so immense, it's easy to forget just how little music they recorded.
Justin Hayward Captains Inaugural On the Blue Cruise: Review
Moody Blues member took a "trip down memory lane" during floating festival.
All 183 Yes Songs Ranked Worst to Best
Yes have survived because they've been willing to endlessly adapt. But which experiment worked best?
5 Songs We’d Love to See Fleetwood Mac Play at Their Tour Opener
Questions linger about the revamped Mac. Will they blacklist all Buckingham material? And if so, how they fill the gaps?
All 167 Rush Songs Ranked Worst to Best
The difficulty – and nerdy thrill – of ranking Rush's catalog is that you're essentially pitting several distinct bands against each other.
Why Genesis Started Writing Shorter Songs: Exclusive Interview
As Phil Collins took over for singer Peter Gabriel, Genesis shifted toward more concise, radio-friendly singles.
Why Genesis’ Tony Banks Left Progressive Rock Behind: Exclusive Interview
Tony Banks' music has been dotted with oboes and cornets since releasing 2004's 'Seven' – not synthesizer solos and tom-tom fills.
How Yes Broke Up After ‘Drama’ Drama
We look at what the members of Yes did during their temporary break-up following 1980's 'Drama.'
How Fleetwood Mac’s Debut Defined a New Era of British Blues
Fleetwood Mac announced their freedom from John Mayall's Bluesbreakers with this self-titled debut.