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.
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.
Donald Fagen Halts Solo Tour Due to Illness
It's been a difficult few weeks for Donald Fagen, who was on the road when longtime Steely Dan partner Walter Becker died.
Paul Simon, Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor and Others to Play Texas Hurricane Benefit
An all-star lineup featuring Paul Simon, Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor and others is set to perform at a huge benefit for hurricane victims in Texas.
25 Years Ago: Bob Mould Finally Finds Deserved Commercial Success With Sugar’s ‘Copper Blu…
Nirvana arrived and Bob Mould said he knew, right then, that guitar records were back.
Hear the Foo Fighters’ New Song, ‘The Line’
"The Line" is the Foo Fighters' third preview of 11 total 'Concrete and Gold' songs, following "The Sky Is a Neighborhood" and "Run."
Listen to Robert Plant’s New Song, ‘Bones of Saints’
Robert Plant's latest advance single from the upcoming album 'Carry Fire' once again confounds expectations.
How the Beatles Said Goodbye With Their Final Official Concert
At the time, it must have seemed like an otherwise nondescript show. Instead, history was made as the Beatles played the nearly half-empty Candlestick Park.
R.E.M. Takes a Bite out of Dogma on ‘Exhuming McCarthy': The Story Behind Every ‘Document’…
R.E.M.'s most topical album yet just kept getting more intense.
Billy Corgan Announces New Solo Album ‘Ogilala,’ Shares First Single ‘Aeronaut’
The Smashing Pumpkins frontman's most recent solo album was 2005's 'TheFutureEmbrace.'
R.E.M. Gets Loud, Gets Political, but Stays Weird on ‘Finest Worksong': The Story Behind E…
As R.E.M. sprinted toward a long-developing commercial breakthrough in 1987, they came to more fully understand their own powers as a band.
Pink Floyd Fails Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Science Class: ‘There Is No Dark Side’ of the Moon
Pink Floyd‘s 'The Dark Side of the Moon' boasts plenty of rock gravitas – but science? Not so much.
Knife-Wielding Attacker Injures Two at Dropkick Murphys Concert
An official is now aiming tough questions at the firm LiveNation hired to handle security at the venue.