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.
50 Years Ago: Pink Floyd Carry on With ‘A Saucerful of Secrets’
The band's second album featured little input from its damaged original leader Syd Barrett.
35 Years Ago: Genesis Release ‘. . . And Then There Were Three . . .’
How exactly did Genesis, progressive rock's defining band, manage to survive so much turmoil? The group weathered the loss of key members and a shifting musical landscape to produce '. . . And Then There Were Three . . .,' the 1978 album that introduced a leaner three-man lineup and h…
20 Years Ago: Peter Gabriel’s ‘Us’ Album Released
As any Peter Gabriel fan knows, the maestro works at a snail-like pace, but it's that attention to detail that made his 1992 album 'Us' such a great listen. Gabriel's sixth studio album may be celebrating its 20th birthday this week, but here's a more staggering statistic: T…