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.
20 Years Ago: George Harrison’s Last TV Appearance Becomes an Eerie Meditation on Dying
It was almost as if George Harrison somehow knew this would be his last TV appearance.
August 2017 New Music Releases
The month is highlighted by reissues of two of the biggest albums of the '80s, and the return of two familiar names.
Are Steven Tyler and Caitlyn Jenner Redoing Aerosmith’s ‘Dude Looks Like a Lady’?
The 67-year-old reality star calls Aerosmith's No. 14 hit "one of my favorite songs."
35 Years Ago: Roger Waters Creates, Then Loses Control of, ‘The Wall’ Movie
By the time 'Pink Floyd – The Wall' premiered, it had become something much different than what Roger Waters first envisioned.
15 Years Ago: Who Bassist John Entwistle Is Laid to Rest
Though Who bassist John Entwistle died in Las Vegas on the eve of huge tour, his final resting place was near home.
40 Years Ago: Styx Break Through While Questioning It All on ‘The Grand Illusion’
As Styx finally achieved a long-hoped-for measure of success, they did a rare thing in rock: Look inward.
30 Years Ago: Grateful Dead Hit Stunning Commercial Heights With ‘In the Dark’
When the Grateful Dead re-convened in the late ’80s, they focused on the group’s holy grail: Making a representative studio effort.
Def Leppard Could Tour With Journey for Some 2018 Dates
They last shared the same bill in 2006, when Def Leppard was on the road in support of 'Yeah!'
Listen to Neil Young’s New Song With Promise of the Real, ‘Children of Destiny’
Promise of the Real have been working with Neil Young since 2015's 'The Monsanto Years.'
Afghan Whigs Guitarist Dave Rosser Dies of Cancer
Dave Rosser announced he had inoperable colon cancer in last October.
Prince’s Death Imbues ‘Moonbeam Levels’ With a Dark New Meaning: 365 Prince Songs in a Yea…
In the wake of Prince's sudden death, his long-discussed vault of songs transformed from mythical idea to stark reality.
Foo Fighters Unveil Fourth New ‘Concrete and Gold’ Song, ‘Sunday Rain’
The Foo Fighters' ninth album is due in September, with a string of North American dates to follow.