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.
The History of Yes Live Albums
In their tumultuous half-century of existence, Yes have released 15 live albums. That's way too many live albums.
Why Genesis Had to Keep Shedding Members: Exclusive Interview
For Genesis, chart success really was a matter of addition by subtraction.
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.
There Won’t Be a Supergroup Featuring Genesis’ Tony Banks: Exclusive Interview
Though he has certainly worked with lots of famous folks, Tony Banks calls supergroups "a little off-putting."
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.'
50 Years Ago: Fleetwood Mac Release Self-Titled Debut
Led by guitar wizard Peter Green, Fleetwood Mac announced their freedom from John Mayall's Bluesbreakers with their 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.
The Day Syd Barrett Visited Pink Floyd During the ‘Wish You Were Here’ Sessions
Syd Barrett's tortured spirit was already hovering over Pink Floyd, even before he unexpectedly crashed the sessions for 'Wish You Were Here' on June 5, 1975.
Jethro Tull, ‘A Passion Play: An Extended Performance’ – Album Review
Jethro Tull have released a re-mastered and expanded edition of their 1973 album, 'A Passion Play.'
Yes, ‘Heaven & Earth’ – Album Review
We reviewed 'Heaven and Earth,' the new album by Yes.
Yes, Steve Hackett, Marillion Bring Progressive Rock to the High Seas With ‘Cruise to the …
The 2014 edition of Cruise to the Edge nearly tripled the number of bands from last year, and that eclecticism made for quite an experience.