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.
15 Years Ago: David Bowie Presages 9/11 With Dark, Despairing ‘Heathen’
David Bowie's 'Heathen' took shape just before 9/11, though the tragedy hangs like a heavy shroud over the entire album.
Phil Collins Postpones Concerts After Late-Night Fall
Phil Collins' management is blaming the spill on a condition called "foot drop," which impacts a victim's ability to lift the front part of the foot.
The Sad and Protracted End of Beatles and Rolling Stones Sideman Billy Preston
Known for his big smile and his even bigger afro, Billy Preston died in an avalanche of health, legal and financial problems.
Journey’s Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain Appear to Be Feuding
Journey is in the midst of a public rift, just months after their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
35 Years Ago: Genesis Bid a Final Goodbye to Their Past on ‘Three Sides Live’
'Three Sides Live' captures Genesis as they strike an on-stage balance between their two musical worlds.
Bob Seger Announces Initial Dates on Fall ‘Runaway Train’ Tour
Bob Seger still hasn't clarified the meaning of a promo video for these dates that seemed to indicate plans to retire.
Is Bob Seger Retiring After His Next Tour?
Bob Seger might be ready to turn the page – for good.
John Lennon Discovers Suburbia’s Monotony in ‘Good Morning Good Morning': The Story Behind…
With the Beatles off the road, John Lennon became trapped inside the every-day ennui of a marriage he never really wanted.
George Harrison Gets Deep on ‘Within You Without You': The Story Behind Every ‘Sgt. Pepper…
"Within You Without You," the otherworldly last song completed for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, is hardly a Beatles song at all.
Here’s How Venues Are Working to Make Concerts Safer – And What You Can Do
Mass shootings at concerts in Las Vegas and Manchester, U.K., raise important questions about fan safety.
How Pearl Jam, the Eagles of Death Metal, the Who and Others Bounced Back from Concert Tra…
The headlines surrounding rock's biggest concert tragedies were shocking, unforgettable. The question after each was: What next?
Soundgarden Frontman Chris Cornell Hung Himself, Medical Examiner Confirms
The circumstances leading up to this tragedy remain unclear.