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.
Pete Townshend Rails Against New Classical Album’s Chart Snub
Pete Townshend worked with credentialed classical-music figures on his new symphonic reinterpretation of Quadrophenia. But that doesn't mean the project has been wholly accepted in those circles.
Two Missing Rocklahoma Fans Found Dead
Two 20-year-old Rocklahoma fans missing for weeks have been found drowned in a submerged car in faraway Lake Eufaula.
Doors’ First Two Post-Jim Morrison Albums to Be Reissued
Long out-of-print, the first two albums released by the Doors after Jim Morrison died are set for expanded reissue later this year.
Rod Stewart Lashes Officials in Soccer Scandal
Rabid soccer fan Rod Stewart has weighed in on the international scandal rocking the sport’s governing body.
The Story of Paul McCartney’s Uneven, Ultimately Charming ‘Venus and Mars’
Paul McCartney followed up the career-defining solo smash 'Band on the Run' with a Wings album populated by miniature delights and distracting whimsy.
How Queen Overcame Trying Times to Complete ‘The Miracle’
'The Miracle,' whatever its musical intrigues, heralded the beginning of the end for Freddie Mercury's time in Queen.
You Think You Know Lynyrd Skynyrd?
Lynyrd Skynyrd rose fromtheir shared tragedy, first with a key sibling and a guitarist with an historical connection – and then a group of very famous new friends.
The Day the Beatles Staged a Partial Reunion for Eric Clapton’s Wedding
Pattie Boyd was also the catalyst for the first Beatles concert reunion.
David Lee Roth Says Sammy Hagar Has a ‘Credibility Issue’
David Lee Roth says he'll never perform Sammy Hagar-era Van Halen songs, and the reasons are obvious.
When Ozzy Osbourne Got Arrested in Memphis
Ozzy Osbourne was arrested in Memphis on May 14, 1984.
Bruce Springsteen Releases ‘Born in the U.S.A’ Concert From Archives
The latest archival release from Bruce Springsteen finds him at the peak of his commercial powers, performing in support of 'Born in the U.S.A.' in 1984.
You Think You Know Queen?
You're familiar with Queen as that brilliantly bombastic crew that melded operatic pomp and hard rock. But did you know they could have had completely different careers?