Ryan Reed is a freelance music/pop culture journalist, adjunct Communication Arts professor, editor, author, musician, rock music junkie, and vinyl record collector. He currently lives in Knoxville, Tennessee with his wife, Jenifer; his two Brittany Spaniels, Tegan and Gabriel; and his cat, Peter. Ryan's work has appeared in Rolling Stone, Billboard, Relix, Paste, Ultimate Classic Rock, Pitchfork, Stereogum, Salon, American Songwriter, and The Village Voice, among other publications.