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.
Cruise to the Edge 2018: Review
Yes' annual floating retreat, Cruise to the Edge, has been a vehicle for both celebration and mourning – as much a memorial service as a music festival.
Top 10 Chris Squire Yes Songs
The only constant for Yes is change – and up until his 2015 passing, Chris Squire himself.
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 John Rutsey and Rush
His last gig with the band came on July 25, 1974 at the Centennial Hall in London, Ontario.
How Rush Explored New Territory on ‘Hold Your Fire’
This 12th album is one of the legendary prog-rock trio's most overlooked efforts.
Why Peter Gabriel Got So Personal on ‘Us’
He has always worked at a snail-like pace, and that attention to detail made this such a great listen.