Nick DeRiso is associate editor of Ultimate Classic Rock. Named columnist of the year five times by the Associated Press, Louisiana Press Association and Louisiana Sports Writers Association during a lengthy career in the newspaper industry, he previously oversaw a daily section that was named Top 10 in the nation by the AP.
25 Years Ago: How the Beatles Finally Reunited to Complete ‘Free as a Bird’
George Martin begged off. Even Paul McCartney said he was unsure at first.
Heart Reunite for Huge Summer Tour With Joan Jett and Sheryl Crow
They've been on hiatus since 2016, when a family dispute split the band's co-leading sisters.
45 Years Ago: How the Doobie Brothers’ ‘What Once Were Vices’ Was Saved by a B-Side
A year after the multi-million-selling 'Captain and Me,' the band appeared to be stalling out.
Journey Solo Albums Ranked Worst to Best
If we relied only upon studio projects from Steve Perry, this list would be short. Luckily, the other guys have been busy.
45 Years Ago: Paul McCartney and Wings Fall Apart After ‘Red Rose Speedway’
Paul McCartney's 'Red Rose Speedway' was supposed to be a double album, something indicative of a band at the peak of its powers. Instead, it drove a wedge in Wings.
Bon Jovi, the Cars, Dire Straits and the Moody Blues to Enter Rock Hall
The fans nailed it again, as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces its Class of 2018 honorees.
Charles Manson, Mass Murderer Who Twisted Beatles Lyrics, Is Dead
Charles Manson's death brings to a close a life defined by lawlessness, and framed by a deeply misguided obsession with the Beatles.
Rock Stars Flipping You Off
You can't be faulted for thinking rock has lost its edge, but at least one vestige of the music's provocative spirit remains.
35 Years Ago: Hall and Oates Sharpen Their Sound on ‘H2O’
Hall and Oates shifted focus to the mechanized '80s zeitgeist on 'H20,' building on the long-hoped-for fame they'd earlier achieved with a turn toward sleek New Wave.
Classic Rock Artists Who (Allegedly) Ripped Somebody Off
Musicians appropriate ideas from everywhere, sometimes to the point where a court of law calls it stealing.