Ryan Reed is a freelance music/culture writer/editor. He also contributes to Rolling Stone, Relix Magazine, Revolver, Pitchfork, and other publications.
Why Genesis’ Prog Era Actually Ended With ‘Spot the Pigeon’
It's easy to forget this set of leftovers, but that's fine with the band: Most of them wish the EP didn't exist.
Yes’ Geoff Downes Talks ‘Drama’ Tour, Cruise to the Edge and More: Exclusive Interview
This is a strange time in Yes history.
45 Years Ago: Captain Beefheart Looks Backward With Experimental Blues-Rock on ‘Mirror Man…
Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band's fifth album was a step both forward and backward.
How Yes Changed After the Drama of ‘Drama’
Their punchy last album together reinvigorated the individual players as they moved on to new projects.
Inside Genesis’ First Post-Peter Gabriel Tour With Phil Collins
Their drummer stumbled into his destiny after the band's charismatic, costume-wearing frontman left.
Revisiting Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s Bombastic Debut
The U.K. release was an immediate success, peaking at No. 4 on the charts.
When David Gilmour Began His Post-Pink Floyd Tour for ‘On an Island’
The album felt like a self-consciously laid-back attempt to scale down.
When Led Zeppelin Went Back to the Clubs to Debut Songs From ‘IV’
They came up with a throwback solution to the impersonal character of a Fall 1970 arena tour.
Top 10 Chris Squire Yes Songs
The only constant for the band was change – and up until his 2015 passing, their stalwart bassist.
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.
Revisiting Genesis’ First Single, ‘The Silent Sun’
Genesis are rightfully regarded as one of the most innovate and eclectic progressive rock bands of all time.
When Rush Closed Out the ’80s With the Transitional ‘Presto’
This album falls somewhere between the band's synth-driven early '80s era and their guitar-heavy return in the late '90s.