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.
Top 10 Songs Sung by R.E.M.’s Mike Mills
He's a perfect foil – and, when the song is just right, a smart choice to take over the mic.
35 Years Ago: U2 Emerge as Arena-Rock Stars on ‘Under a Blood Red Sky’
A lot of things went wrong before 'Under a Blood Red Sky' helped establish U2 as one of the '80s' biggest concert acts.
40 Years Ago: Did the Grateful Dead Go Disco on ‘Shakedown Street’?
Their turn toward more commercial sounds didn't exactly come out of nowhere.
Five Reasons Todd Rundgren Should Be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The singer-songwriter once said his career was marked by "consistency of inconsistency," and there's perhaps no more apt description.
Top 25 Southern Rock Albums
For all of its woolly, trapped-in-the-'70s imagery, the genre has proven surprisingly resilient.
Ozzy Osbourne Cancels Rest of Final Tour as He Battles Infection
Three California shows had already been postponed, following an initial prognosis.
Steve Perry, ‘Traces': Album Review
Album is as personal a record as a former melodic-rock superstar has perhaps ever released.
How Keith Richards’ ‘Talk Is Cheap’ Saved the Rolling Stones
LP offered definitive proof that there remained an audience for a Stones record that sounded like, you know, the Stones.
Take a ‘Wild Ride’ With the Trailer for Elton John Biopic ‘Rocketman’
The one-minute teaser treats fans to a cavalcade of star's era-defining costumes.
Eagles Solo Albums Ranked Worst to Best
It was easier for some members of the legendary country-rock group to go their own way than it was for others.
Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Electric Ladyland’ to Be Reissued as Deluxe 50th Anniversary Box
Last studio LP issued during legendary guitarist's lifetime is getting expanded
Pink Floyd Solo Albums Ranked Worst to Best
The band's solo projects tend to get overlooked when 'The Dark Side of the Moon' stays on the charts for nearly a generation.