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.
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.
Phil Collins Postpones Concerts After Late-Night Fall
Phil Collins' management is blaming the spill on a condition called "foot drop," which impacts a victim's ability to lift the front part of the foot.
Film Version of ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ Coming to Blu-Ray
Peter Frampton, the Bee Gees, Aerosmith and others return as part of a new Blu-ray edition of 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' this fall.
Is Bob Seger Retiring After His Next Tour?
Bob Seger might be ready to turn the page – for good.
Gregg Allman Dies
Gregg Allman, the smoky-voiced B-3-playing Southern rock legend who soldiered on after his sibling's motorcycle crash nearly derailed the Allman Brothers Band, has died.
Soundgarden Frontman Chris Cornell Hung Himself, Medical Examiner Confirms
The circumstances leading up to this tragedy remain unclear.
Beatles’ Next Expanded Reissue Project Will Focus on the White Album
The Beatles have already set their sights on the next expanded reissue project after this year's look back at 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.'