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.
35 Years Ago: Crosby, Stills and Nash Reunite, Sort of, for ‘Daylight Again’
Graham Nash once said 1982's long-gestating 'Daylight Again' was "by far, one of the most frustrating projects of my life."
Chris Cornell Will Appear on an Upcoming Johnny Cash Album
Johnny Cash's son, John Carter Cash, invited Chris Cornell to participate before his death back in May.
Lynyrd Skynyrd Are Trying to Stop Former Drummer’s Unauthorized Biopic
Artimus Pyle, who was with Lynyrd Skynyrd during their best-known period, announced plans for the film last year.
10 Years Ago: White Stripes Get Back to Their Roots on ‘Icky Thump,’ Then Vanish
As with many bands who came before them, it seemed the White Stripes' long-awaited success simply created more pressure.
Prince Predicts His Own Bright Future in ‘Baby, I’m a Star': 365 Prince Songs in a Year
Prince's 'Baby I'm a Star' appeared on 1984's 'Purple Rain,' but actually dates back to a period when he was still trying to break through.
35 Years Ago: Pete Townshend Turns Inward on the Experimental ‘All The Best Cowboys Have C…
Adorned with New Wave-influenced sounds, often thrillingly obtuse and utterly devoid of musical nostalgia, this was a Pete Townshend album for the modern age.
Queens of the Stone Age Launch Redesigned Website to Preview New Album
Designed around a vintage, mid-century style television set, Queens of the Stone Age's new site features eight static-filled channels.
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.