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.
How Journey Powered Up for Resurgent ‘Trial by Fire,’ Then Disintegrated
If Journey's short-lived '90s reunion sounded like a return to form, that was because the work – a lot of it - had finally paid off.
Chicago Replace Longtime Singer and Bassist Jason Scheff
Singer/bassist Jason Scheff, who took over for Peter Cetera before 1986’s Chicago '18,' had cited "family health reasons" for a leave of absence back in May.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2017 Nominees to be Revealed This Week
Pearl Jam and PJ Harvey are among the newly eligible acts who might hear their names called as the Class of 2017 nominees are announced this week.
Heart to Issue First Concert Film With an Orchestra, ‘Live at Royal Albert Hall’
'Live at Royal Albert Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra' also commemorates Heart's initial appearance at that legendary London venue.
Rolling Stones’ New Blues Album: Hear Original Versions of Every Song
The Rolling Stones didn't just return to their blues roots with 'Blue and Lonesome'; they went back to the source material.
Stevie Nicks Plans Expanded Reissues of ‘Bella Donna’ and ‘The Wild Heart’
Both feature newly remastered audio, as well as never-before-heard extras including additional songs, live takes and demos.
The Band Celebrate 40th Anniversary of ‘The Last Waltz’ With Expanded Reissue
'The Last Waltz' was the last to feature the Band's original five-man lineup of Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel and Robbie Robertson.
Bob Dylan Set to Release Massive Box Set of 1966 Live Recordings
The project spans a stunning 36 discs, providing deep insight into a critical moment in rock history as Dylan pushed forward with a new electric sound.
David Bowie Tribute Plaque Destroyed in Berlin
Unveiled just last month, the porcelain sign marks the home David Bowie shared with Iggy Pop in the '70s – a particularly fertile period.
Vince Neil’s Battery Trial Postponed
Vince Neil faces a maximum of six months in jail after being charged with misdemeanor battery in connection with an April 7, 2016, fan incident in Los Vegas.
35 Years Ago: ZZ Top Begin Refining Their ’80s Sound on ‘El Loco’
On one level, 'El Loco' was a continuation of ZZ Top's Texas-steeped blues aesthetic. But something else was in play, as a new synth-driven decade dawned.
45 Years Ago: The Band Struggle Through Dark and Unfocused ‘Cahoots’
This has always felt like a breakup album.