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.
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.
When Steve Perry Performed 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.
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.