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.
Steely Dan’s Walter Becker Died of ‘Extremely Aggressive’ Form of Cancer
Walter Becker passed away unexpectedly two months ago, after missing Steely Dan's Classic East and West concerts due to an unspecified ailment.
The History of the Beatles’ ‘Come Together’ Covers
Even three of the people involved with the original session – John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Martin – have returned to "Come Together" over the years.
Roger Daltrey Confirms Publisher and Release Date for Memoir
Roger Daltrey's autobiography now has a publisher and a scheduled release date.
Tom Petty’s Top 10 Most Underrated Songs
Turns out, Tom Petty was right. We got lucky.
Paul Simon, Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor and Others to Play Texas Hurricane Benefit
An all-star lineup featuring Paul Simon, Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor and others is set to perform at a huge benefit for hurricane victims in Texas.
20 Years Ago: How Genesis’ Final Makeover Attempt Failed on ‘Calling All Stations’
Genesis had replaced a frontman before, so Phil Collins' departure didn't initially give Mike Rutherford too much pause.
Journey Could Be on the Brink of a Split After Latest Feud
Co-founding guitarist Neal Schon is strongly implying that he intends to construct a new lineup of Journey.
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.
Gene Simmons Wants to Trademark His Horn-Hands Gesture
Of course, a variety of other rockers have made hand signals that were similar, or even apparently exactly the same.
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.
Gregg Allman Dies
Gregg Allman, the smoky-voiced B-3-playing Southern rock legend who soldiered on after his sibling's motorcycle crash nearly derailed the Allman Brothers Band, has died.
Eagles Lineup Changes: A Complete Guide
Late in Glenn Frey's life, the Eagles revolved around his partnership with Don Henley. But the band didn’t start that way – and it won’t end that way either.