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 newspapers, he previously oversaw a daily section that was named Top 10 in the nation by the AP.
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Donald Fagen Sues Walter Becker’s Estate Over Steely Dan Ownership
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Aerosmith’s Joe Perry Announces First Solo Album Since 2009
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