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.
Funkadelic’s Junie Morrison Dies
Junie Morrison was part of Parliament-Funkadelic's 15-member 1997 induction class at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Roy Orbison’s Son Secures Rights to Film the Story of ‘The Beatle Who Vanished’
Jimmie Nicol replaced Ringo Starr for 13 days during the Beatles' 1964 tour, then disappeared from public view.
Sammy Hagar and Mick Fleetwood Set to Speak at SXSW
Mick Fleetwood is launching a limited-edition new memoir that covers Fleetwood Mac's formative years.
Revisiting Van Halen’s Return, ‘A Different Kind of Truth’
Really, it made perfect sense. Is there a more fertile period for Van Halen than the late '70s?
Cheap Trick Confirm Work on a New Studio Album
Cheap Trick took seven years between 'The Latest' and 2016's 'Bang, Zoom, Crazy ... Hello,' their longest stretch between studio efforts ever.
Seven Bands That Should Perform at Super Bowl 51 Instead of Lady Gaga
It's hard to recall sometimes, but at one point classic rock artists were the norm during halftime at the Super Bowl.
Top 10 John Wetton Songs
John Wetton's musical legacy extended far past his familiar work with Asia.
Joe Perry Says Aerosmith Are Planning a Lengthy Farewell: Exclusive Interview
joe Perry admits that he shares bandmate Brad Whitford's uncertainty about how things will actually conclude with Aerosmith.
Beatles, Guns N’ Roses, the Beach Boys and More: Charles Manson’s Often-Terrifying Music C…
Charles Manson famously made the Beatles a part of his murderous world view. But that's just the beginning of his story in rock.
Lemmy Kilmister’s Death: One Year Later
Lemmy Kilmister's death set off a powerful wave of remembrance and tribute from colleagues and fans alike. But this loss would reverberate long past the initial shock.
Inside Carrie Fisher’s Turbulent, Inspirational Relationship with Paul Simon
Carrie Fisher‘s fame-charmed life inevitably brought her into rock circles, but a stormy, song-sparking intersection with Paul Simon remains the most memorable.
5 Artists Snubbed by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame This Year
While the hall of fame is to be commended for a series of make-good inductions this year, some notables remain on the outside looking in.