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.
Hear Steve Perry’s Newest Christmas Song, ‘Silver Bells’
He released "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" during the 2018 holiday season.
5 Years Ago: Allman Brothers Band Play Their Last Show
This final concert was followed by seasons of loss.
35 Years Ago: Paul McCartney Stumbles With ‘Give My Regards’ Film
Roger Ebert said the former Beatles star's script was "to put it charitably, idiotic."
November 2019 New Music Releases
The other Record Store Day returns late in the month, but there are lots of other titles arriving on and around Black Friday.
Listen to Bob Dylan Demo ‘Wanted Man’ With Johnny Cash
Carl Perkins was also on hand for these oft-bootlegged Columbia Studio A sessions.
35 Years Ago: Talking Heads’ ‘Stop Making Sense’ Changes Concert Films Forever
It was no accident the band and director Jonathan Demme found each other.
Watch Peter Frampton Close Out Final Tour With a Beatles Cover
Surprisingly, his last song wasn't a big hit like "Show Me the Way" or "Do You Feel Like We Do."
Steve Perry’s Amazing Comeback: One Year Later
The former Journey frontman's 2018 return was as surprising as it was successful.
55 Years Ago: The Kinks Try to Find Themselves on Self-Titled Debut
This album is perhaps rightly separated by "You Really Got Me" and songs that are not "You Really Got Me."
Grateful Dead Lyricist Robert Hunter Dies at 78
He also wrote songs with Elvis Costello, Bruce Hornsby and – perhaps most famously – Bob Dylan.
How to Make the Perfect LP From Paul McCartney’s Recent Albums
The playlist is limited to 12 songs and roughly 45 minutes - just like a classic vinyl release!
Ric Ocasek Through the Years: Photo Gallery
It seems fitting that the Cars' well-traveled singer had a band with a transportation-themed name.