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.
5 Reasons the Doobie Brothers Should Be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
They've had huge hits and health issues, breakups and hiccups, and seemingly countless comings and goings, then reunion and triumph.
Motley Crue to Reunite for Tour With Def Leppard, Poison: Report
Band members have stoked rumors of impending dates by retweeting a fan request that they return to the road.
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.
30 Years Ago: Rolling Stones Go Old-School for Last Top 40 Hit, ‘Rock and a Hard Place’
The song's success was born out of getting-reacquainted sessions held in early 1988 in Barbados.
Hear Steve Perry’s Newest Christmas Song, ‘Silver Bells’
He released "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" during the 2018 holiday season.
November 2019 New Music Releases
The other Record Store Day returns late in the month, but there are lots of other titles arriving on and around Black Friday.
Vivian Campbell Is Still on the Road, Despite Recent Back Surgery
The Def Leppard and Last in Line guitarist never stopped touring during an earlier cancer scare, either.
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.
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."
55 Years Ago: The Kinks Try to Find Themselves on Self-Titled Debut
This album is perhaps rightly separated by "You Really Got Me" and songs that are not "You Really Got Me."
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.