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.
Prince’s ‘Colonized Mind’ Boldly Confronts a World of Disappointment: 365 Prince Songs in …
"Colonized Mind" showed that Prince's concerns about being co-opted went well beyond a hated contract with Warner Bros.
Neal Schon’s New Solo EP Includes Two Journey Covers
'Ave Maria' is the latest solo work from the prolific Neal Schon, who has said he's "deeply in artistic mode."
Top 20 Songs of 2017
This past year brought long-awaited new music, thrilling collaborations and final thoughts from legends.
How the Sex Pistols Ended Up Stealing David Bowie’s Equipment
Times were tight when the Sex Pistols started out, so much so that they resorted to swiping stuff.
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.
2018’s Five Worst Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Snubs
As fan voting continues for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's 2018 induction class, we can't help but wonder how these five key acts were somehow overlooked.
Charles Manson, Mass Murderer Who Twisted Beatles Lyrics, Is Dead
Charles Manson's death brings to a close a life defined by lawlessness, and framed by a deeply misguided obsession with the Beatles.
Watch Gene Simmons Go Into the Crowd to Confront a Heckler
Kiss co-founder Gene Simmons left the stage to silence a heckler during a solo performance in Providence, R.I., recently.
Aerosmith’s Joe Perry Announces First Solo Album Since 2009
Aerosmith's Joe Perry will release 'Sweetzerland Manifesto,' his first non-holiday solo album in eight years.
Steely Dan’s Walter Becker Died of ‘Extremely Aggressive’ Form of Cancer
Walter Becker passed away unexpectedly two months ago, after missing Steely Dan's Classic East and West concerts due to an unspecified ailment.
35 Years Ago: George Harrison Looks Inward on ‘Gone Troppo,’ Then Disappears
'Gone Troppo' was, even by George Harrison's uneven solo standards, a notable flop. But there are a few things worth examining again.
35 Years Ago: Phil Collins Releases Murky ‘Hello, I Must Be Going’
Phil Collins’ 'Hello, I Must be Going!' is the sound of a man who hasn't finished wrestling with his failed marriage.