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.
Why Alan Parsons Might Return to Pink Floyd’s Weirdest Album Idea: Exclusive Interview
He's still disappointed the aborted 'Household Objects' project was never released.
How Alan Parsons Completed a Return to Vintage Sounds on ‘The Secret': Interview
'The Secret' returns to the organic, lightly symphonic pop-rock style that propelled classic albums by the Alan Parsons Project.
All 183 Yes Songs Ranked Worst to Best
Yes have survived because they've been willing to endlessly adapt. But which experiment worked best?
Fleetwood Mac Set List Primer: 5 Rare Songs From New Tour
To get all fans on the same page, let's recap the five rarest rarities from the band's current tour.
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?
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.
Yes’ Geoff Downes Talks ‘Drama’ Tour, Cruise to the Edge and More: Exclusive Interview
This is a strange time in Yes history.
The Story of Genesis’ First Post-Peter Gabriel Tour With Phil Collins
After Genesis' charismatic, costume-wearing frontman Peter Gabriel left to pursue a solo career in 1974, Phil Collins accidentally stumbled into his destiny.
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.
The History of the Beatles’ ‘Rattle Your Jewelry’ Concert
The Beatles took a potshot at the rich and regal during one of their most famous concerts.