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.
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.
45 Years Ago: Rush Release First LP With Neil Peart, ‘Fly by Night’
'Fly by Night' is technically the second Rush album -- though, from a creative standpoint, it's the true starting point of the band's genius.
How the Late George Harrison Returned With ‘Brainwashed’
George Harrison's 'Brainwashed' was a loving swan song from one of rock's finest talents.