Ryan Reed is a freelance music/culture writer/editor. He also contributes to Rolling Stone, Relix Magazine, Revolver, Pitchfork, and other publications.
‘Superbad': When Bill Hader Did Donuts to Van Halen’s ‘Panama’
Actor's hilarious improv wound up leading to a memorable — but expensive — scene from the 2007 comedy.
Hear Mick Jagger and Dave Grohl Team for New Song ‘Eazy Sleazy’
Song explores the absurdity and anxiety of pandemic-era life.
Hear Cheap Trick’s New Song ‘Boys and Girls and Rock N Roll’
Track previews band's upcoming 20th LP, 'In Another World.'
Bruce Springsteen DWI Charges Dismissed
He pleads guilty to "consumption of alcohol in a closed area."
Todd Rundgren on Rock Hall Nomination: ‘I Don’t Care About It’
"It doesn't matter how many times they nominate me," he said. "It's not gonna make me care."
August 2020 Recap: COVID Controversies and Concert Innovation
A drive-in concert film and the opening of a socially distanced venue were among the month's biggest headlines.
Eddie Van Halen and Prince Gear Stolen From Storage Locker
Items include Marshall cabinets reportedly used by Van Halen on '80s tours and by Prince on '90s studio recordings.
Alice Cooper Previews New Album With Outrageous Cherry Cover
"Our Love Will Change the World" appears on singer's upcoming 'Detroit Stories' album.
Todd Rundgren Announces Virtual Tour Tailored for 25 Cities
Songwriter's 2021 Clearly Human run will be staged in Chicago, with a limited amount of socially distant in-person tickets available.
Hear Eddie Van Halen Play On Newly Unearthed Jimi Hendrix Cover
Guitar virtuoso joins keyboardist David Garfield on "If 6 Was 9" in newly unearthed, remastered track.
Wolfgang Van Halen Sets First Mammoth WVH Show
Former Van Halen bassist's new band will make stage debut at fest scheduled for October 2021.
Eddie Van Halen Left Behind ‘Close to a Million CDs’ of Music
In 2008 interview, guitarist noted his studio archives include “boxes and boxes and boxes" of material.