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.
David Letterman’s Most Memorable Late-Night Moments
To mark the anniversary of the comedian's final 'Late Show' episode, we've rounded up 18 of his most memorable late-night moments.
Bruce Springsteen Will Guest on New John Mellencamp LP
"Bruce is singing on the new record and is playing guitar,” Mellencamp said during Clive Davis' virtual Grammy party.
Def Leppard Announce Third Box Set in Archival Series
Limited-edition project, available in nine-LP and six-CD formats, includes all of band's '00s material.
Jim Steinman, Writer of Meat Loaf’s ‘Bat Out of Hell,’ Dead at 73
Power ballad expert penned classics like "Bat Out of Hell" and Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart."
Hear Nancy Wilson’s New Song Dedicated to Eddie Van Halen
Acoustic instrumental "4 Edward" highlights Heart guitarist's upcoming debut solo LP, 'You and Me.'
Sammy Hagar ‘Would Have Been Embarrassed’ to Be in ‘Van Hagar’
Singer recalls record-label executive suggesting name change during band meeting.
Cheap Trick’s Tom Petersson Recuperating After Open-Heart Surgery
Clarifying why he stayed seated during band's 'Late Show' performance, bassist wrote that he's "slowly but surely getting stronger every day" after procedure.
Bruce Springsteen Talks ‘Complex’ Themes of ‘Born in the U.S.A.’
"Our protagonist ... has been betrayed by his nation and yet still feels deeply connected to the country that he grew up in," songwriter tells Barack Obama in podcast clip.
John Oates Joins Sax-Playing Sasquatch for Revamped ‘Maneater’
Guitarist tackles Hall & Oates' 1982 hit with costumed, viral-friendly saxophonist.
Tina Turner Recalls Path to Rock Stardom in New HBO Doc Trailer
Singer recalls dream of becoming "the first Black rock 'n' roll singer to pack places like the [Rolling] Stones."
Underrated Journey: The Most Overlooked Song From Each Album
The band scored so many hits, it's easy to forget they wrote anything else.