Ryan Reed is a freelance music/culture writer/editor. He also contributes to Rolling Stone, Relix Magazine, Revolver, Pitchfork, and other publications.
August 2021 Recap: Charlie Watts Dies, John Lydon Loses Lawsuit
Month's other major headlines included Kiss' COVID-19 battles and a reunion between Robert Plant and Alison Krauss.
Ringo Starr Announces Coffee-Table Photo Book Benefitting Charity
'Lifted – Fab Images and Memories in My Life With the Beatles From Across the Universe' is out in February 2022.
Hear Elton John and Ed Sheeran’s Holiday Song ‘Merry Christmas’
U.K. profits during Christmas season will benefit their respective charities.
When Norm Macdonald Returned to Host ‘SNL,’ Then Skewered It
"I wanted to keep my job, and they felt the exact opposite.”
Mick Jagger Calls Late Charlie Watts Rolling Stones’ ‘Heartbeat’
“He was a very reliable person, wasn’t a diva," singer said of late bandmate. "That’s the last thing you want in a drummer.”
Lynyrd Skynyrd Cancel Gigs, Guitarist Tests Positive for COVID-19
“Rickey is home resting and responding well to treatment,” band writes in a statement announcing four affected shows.
John Lennon Rehearses ‘Give Peace a Chance’ in Unearthed Video
Clip, recorded with Yoko Ono in the Bahamas, previews upcoming 'Plastic Ono Band' box set.
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.
Why John Lennon Originally Hated the Beatles’ ‘Twist and Shout’
Cover ended a marathon half-day recording session for their debut LP 'Please Please Me.'
Why John Lennon Called the Beatles’ ‘Eight Days a Week’ ‘Lousy’
This breezy rocker highlighted a subtly evolving sound, becoming their seventh U.S. No. 1.