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.
Moody Blues’ Ray Thomas Dies at 76
Ray Thomas wrote or co-wrote more than 25 Moody Blues songs, but he will perhaps always be best remembered for his distinctive contributions on flute.
All-Star Elton John Grammy Salute Concert Set for January
Elton John's career in music will be celebrated by a slew of artists at a special concert called "I'm Still Standing: A Grammy Salute."
How Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ Got a Teacher Fired
She's the teacher every kid wanted, but in the end found herself out of a job.
Senators Are Suddenly Quoting Meat Loaf for Some Reason
Apparently, there are lot of Meat Loaf fans in the U.S. Senate.
Donald Fagen Sues Walter Becker’s Estate Over Steely Dan Ownership
Donald Fagen's plan to continue Steely Dan in Walter Becker's absence has run into a road block.
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.
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.