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: Neil Young Roars Back With ‘Rockin’ in the Free World’
This late-period triumph couldn't have been created in a more offhanded manner.
Hear Steve Perry’s Newest Christmas Song, ‘Silver Bells’
He released "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" during the 2018 holiday season.
5 Years Ago: Allman Brothers Band Play Their Last Show
This final concert was followed by seasons of loss.
Listen to Bob Dylan Demo ‘Wanted Man’ With Johnny Cash
Carl Perkins was also on hand for these oft-bootlegged Columbia Studio A sessions.
Watch Peter Frampton Close Out Final Tour With a Beatles Cover
Surprisingly, his last song wasn't a big hit like "Show Me the Way" or "Do You Feel Like We Do."
Doobie Brothers, Judas Priest, Soundgarden Lead New Rock Hall Nominations
The 35th annual induction ceremony will be held May 2, 2020 at Public Auditorium in Cleveland, Ohio.
Why the Beatles Reordered the ‘Abbey Road’ Medley
Known during the sessions as "The Long One," this sequence initially unfolded a different way.
Bruce Springsteen to Release ‘Western Stars: Songs From the Film’
He says a refurbished barn in Colts Neck, N.J., provided the perfect setting for this one-time performance.
Cars Frontman Ric Ocasek Died After Unnamed Surgical Procedure
He was apparently expected to make a full recovery.
Ric Ocasek Through the Years: Photo Gallery
It seems fitting that the Cars' well-traveled singer had a band with a transportation-themed name.
George Harrison Would Have Gotten More Songs on Next Beatles LP
They discussed radically shifting the band's approach on a potential follow-up to 'Abbey Road.'
Top 10 Billy Preston Songs
He played a key sideman role with two of classic rock's biggest bands while still amassing an impressive pile of solo hits.