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.
15 Years Ago: Who Bassist John Entwistle Is Laid to Rest
Though Who bassist John Entwistle died in Las Vegas on the eve of huge tour, his final resting place was near home.
How Styx Broke Through With ‘The Grand Illusion’
As Styx finally achieved a long-hoped-for measure of success, they did a rare thing in rock: Look inward.
Def Leppard Could Tour With Journey for Some 2018 Dates
They last shared the same bill in 2006, when Def Leppard was on the road in support of 'Yeah!'
30 Years Ago: Grateful Dead Hit Stunning Commercial Heights With ‘In the Dark’
When the Grateful Dead re-convened in the late ’80s, they focused on the group’s holy grail: Making a representative studio effort.
Listen to Neil Young’s New Song With Promise of the Real, ‘Children of Destiny’
Promise of the Real have been working with Neil Young since 2015's 'The Monsanto Years.'
Chris Cornell Will Appear on an Upcoming Johnny Cash Album
Johnny Cash's son, John Carter Cash, invited Chris Cornell to participate before his death back in May.
25 Years Ago: The B-52’s Struggle Through ‘Good Stuff’ Without Cindy Wilson
They'd already lost her brother Ricky Wilson in the run up to 1989's breakout smash 'Cosmic Thing.'
35 Years Ago: Crosby, Stills and Nash Reunite, Sort of, for ‘Daylight Again’
Graham Nash once said 1982's long-gestating 'Daylight Again' was "by far, one of the most frustrating projects of my life."
Lynyrd Skynyrd Are Trying to Stop Former Drummer’s Unauthorized Biopic
Artimus Pyle, who was with Lynyrd Skynyrd during their best-known period, announced plans for the film last year.
Gene Simmons Wants to Trademark His Horn-Hands Gesture
Of course, a variety of other rockers have made hand signals that were similar, or even apparently exactly the same.
How John Lennon Went Off the Deep End on ‘Some Time in New York City’
'Some Time in New York City' remains one of John Lennon's most determinedly topical, most critically reviled, and most often ignored solo albums.
15 Years Ago: David Bowie Presages 9/11 With Dark, Despairing ‘Heathen’
David Bowie's 'Heathen' took shape just before 9/11, though the tragedy hangs like a heavy shroud over the entire album.