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.
The Story of John Mellencamp’s Reflective ‘Big Daddy’
John Mellencamp released 'Big Daddy' on May 9, 1989.
Rainbow, Elf and Gary Moore Bassist Craig Gruber Dies at 63
Craig Gruber, a longtime former collaborator of Ronnie James Dio's, died yesterday after a bout with prostate cancer.
Who Was the Fifth Beatle?
A debate over who was really the Fifth Beatle has raged since the Fab Four's earliest days.
B.B. King Hospitalized After Daughter Makes Elder-Abuse Charge
B.B. King has been treated by doctors after his daughter charged the blues legend's longtime manager with elder abuse.
The Who to Release 1982 Concert Film From Shea Stadium
The Who will release a concert film from Oct. 13, 1982, for the first time as part of their 50th anniversary celebration.
ZZ Top Albums Ranked Worst to Best
Billy Gibbons once memorably described ZZ Top's music as the "same three guys, same three chords," but our list of ZZ Top Albums, Ranked Worst to Best makes clear just how diverse his band could be.
That Time Bob Dylan Got Personal on ‘Together Through Life’
Bob Dylan, commissioned to do some soundtrack work in 2008, kept recording with the assembled group -- ultimately producing an idiosyncratic, powerfully personal album called 'Together Through Life.'
The Story of the Moody Blues’ Commercial Breakthrough, ‘On the Threshold of a Dream’
The Moody Blues released 'On the Threshold of a Dream' on April 25, 1969.
The Day Billy Joel Smashed His Third Car in Two Years
Billy Joel was involved in his third car accident over a two-year period on April 25, 2004, a string of mishaps that had model ex-wife Christie Brinkley openly wondering whether their daughter should be riding with him.
When Bob Dylan Revisited His Past on Live ‘At Budokan’ Album
With Bob Dylan at Budokan, released in April 1979, the singer began willfully deconstructing the legend that had built up around his work.
Bill Ward Doesn’t Know If He’s Still in Black Sabbath
Bill Ward says he's not sure if he's still a member of Black Sabbath, though he notes that he's "neither severed not discontinued my relationship" with the group.
Grateful Dead Announce Two More Reunion Shows, ‘But This Is It’
The Grateful Dead have added two additional reunion shows amid a frenzy of interest.