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 newspapers, he previously oversaw a daily section that was named Top 10 in the nation by the AP.
50 Years Ago: Moody Blues Break Rules on ‘Days of Future Passed’
As 'Days of Future Passed' shot up the U.K. rock charts, the Moody Blues secured their place in prog history.
Members of Blondie, the Replacements and MC5 Featured on New Johnny Thunders Tribute
'Live at the Bowery Electric' was culled from shows with Walter Lure, the lone survivor from Johnny Thunders' 'L.A.M.F.'-era band.
30 Years Ago: The Bangles Rock Out for ‘Less Than Zero,’ but Trouble Looms
A No. 2 hit cover of 'Hazy Shade of Winter' couldn't save the Bangles.
30 Years Ago: Bryan Ferry Finally Returns With More Upbeat ‘Bete Noire’
As with so much of Bryan Ferry's career, 'Bete Noire' took longer than he'd ever imagined.
The History of the Beatles’ ‘Come Together’ Covers
Even three of the people involved with the original session – John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Martin – have returned to "Come Together" over the years.
Neil Young Is Auctioning Off His Model Trains
Neil Young is selling off some of his collectibles as a benefit for the Bridge School in California.
Check Out Gary Clark Jr.’s Amped-Up Cover of the Beatles’ ‘Come Together’
Gary Clark Jr.'s Beatles update is included on the soundtrack for the upcoming 'Justice League' film.
30 Years Ago: Robbie Robertson Finally Steps Out as a Solo Artist
Robbie Robertson took his time releasing his first solo album, waiting almost a decade after the Band's 'Last Waltz' came out.
40 Years Ago: Steve Perry Performs His First Show With Journey
As the new singer for Journey, Steve Perry had a suspicious audience to win over.
Roger Daltrey Confirms Publisher and Release Date for Memoir
Roger Daltrey's autobiography now has a publisher and a scheduled release date.
Tom Petty Never Abandoned His Values, Or His Band, Over a Remarkable Career
Even as Tom Petty's career branched out, the Heartbreakers always remained a touchstone.
Frank Zappa Hologram Tour Is in the Works
No dates have been set, but the Zappa Family Trust says sidemen have already committed to the venture.