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.
25 Years Ago: Why Elton John Almost Never Made ‘The Lion King’
The soundtrack became a multi-million-selling, Oscar-winning 1994 triumph, but it wasn't easy.
How Journey Ended Up With That ‘Cheeseball’ Video for ‘Separate Ways’
For some reason, someone came up on the idea of playing air guitar. And air drums and air bass and air synths.
Brian Wilson Postpones Summer U.S. Tour Citing Health Issues
These June dates were billed as his final performances of the Beach Boys' 1966 masterpiece 'Pet Sounds.'
40 Years Ago: How Electric Light Orchestra Slimmed Down, Then Went Disco on ‘Discovery’
Jeff Lynne had reached the end of a creative road with the out-sized construction – and success – of 1977's 'Out of the Blue.'
Allergy-Stricken Roger Daltrey Clarifies His Stance on Pot
The Who's singer isn't trying to harsh your buzz.
‘Woodstock 50: Back to the Garden’ Box Promises Deepest Dive Ever
'Definitive 50th Anniversary Archive' includes all but three songs from the historic event, many of them released for the first time ever.
The Best Song From Every Steely Dan Album
They became legendary for endless searches for just the right sound, or just the right take. But which track was best?
The Best Song From Every Tom Petty Album
There's a common thread here, and it's the Heartbreakers.
John Fogerty Questions Timing of Former Bandmates’ Retirement
The former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman just launched a new Las Vegas residency called "My 50 Year Trip."
40 Years Ago: Van Halen Kick Off Their First Headlining Tour
Band was still focused on performing, even though it had just released follow-up to multi-platinum debut.
‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Sequel Rumors Continue to Heat Up
The film, which earned four Oscars last month, has grossed more than $870 million worldwide.
Original Who Drummer Doug Sandom Dies at 89
He joined in 1962, when the band was still known as the Detours.