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.
Are Bon Jovi Mad at Their Record Company?
The title track to Bon Jovi's newly released album 'Burning Bridges' seems to indicate that the band has an issue with Mercury Records.
The Day Jerry Garcia Died
Jerry Garcia died at a rehabilitation clinic in Forest Knolls, Calif., on Aug. 9, 1995. He was 53.
How Neil Young Mourned Kurt Cobain on ‘Sleeps With Angels’
'Sleeps With Angels,' recorded after Kurt Cobain committed suicide, gave Neil Young the second of three consecutive Top 10 albums in the early '90s.
How Talking Heads Marked a Turning Point on ‘Fear of Music’
Released on Aug. 3, 1979, the Talking Heads' Fear of Music found David Byrne's always-offbeat observations set to turbulent, often strikingly ominous music beds that grew out of loose, but ultimately uncredited full-band jams.
How Van Halen and Sammy Hagar Reunited for Three New ‘Best of Both Worlds’ Tracks
Van Halen reunited with Sammy Hagar for three new songs in 2004, then mounted a tour that would cause an irreparable rift.
Revisiting the Doors’ Stumble Through the Experimental ‘The Soft Parade’
'The Soft Parade,' a wildly uneven affair, went platinum anyway - but likely only because of the Doors' earlier successes.
Jimmy Page on Led Zeppelin Reissues: ‘This Is Closure’
With the arrival this month of the final trio of releases in Led Zeppelin's massive reissue series, the focus has turned to what's next for Jimmy Page, the mastermind behind the project.
Tom Petty Says His Use of Confederate Flag Onstage Was ‘Downright Stupid’
Florida native Tom Petty now thinks differently about a mid-'80s decision to display the Confederate flag during his 'Southern Accents' tour.
How Queen Stole the Show at Live Aid
Queen followed one of Live Aid's signature moments and, more crucially, were taking the stage at London's Wembley Stadium on July 13, 1985, without much expectation.
20 Years Ago: Jerry Garcia Plays His Final Grateful Dead Concert
Jerry Garcia's final show with the Grateful Dead -- held on July 9, 1995, at Chicago's Soldier Field -- was no lasting tribute.
Def Leppard Albums Ranked Worst to Best
Ultimate Classic Rock ranks every Def Leppard studio effort, from worst to best.
Ringo Starr’s 10 Most Historic Moments
This gallery of Ringo Starr's 10 Most Historic Moments recognizes a career that took a while to gain the respect it always deserved.