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Nick DeRiso

Nick DeRiso has also explored jazz, blues, rock and roots music for Gannett News Service and USA Today, All About Jazz and Blues Revue, among others. Named columnist of the year five times by the Associated Press, Louisiana Press Association and Louisiana Sports Writers Association, he oversaw a daily section that was named Top 10 in the nation by the AP in 2006.
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40 Years Ago: John Lennon, Harry Nilsson Tossed From Troubadour for Heckling

The evening that drinking buddy Harry Nilsson introduced John Lennon to the brandy Alexander cocktail wouldn't end well. On March 12, 1974, the rock stars would ultimately be escorted out of LA's iconic Troubadour nightclub, ejected for relentlessly heckling the Smothers Brothers and, according to a member of the staff, assaulting a waitress.

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Richie Sambora Covers Prince, INXS and Midnight Oil on Solo Tour

Bon Jovi may be appearing without him on the "Because We Can" tour, but it's former guitarist Richie Sambora who seems determined to showcase an amazing versatility: Recent Australian shows saw him performing solo tracks and songs he hand in writing with Bon Jovi, of course, but also covers by local heroes like INXS and Midnight Oil - and even Prince.

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Roger Daltrey Admits He Didn’t Always Get The Who’s Rock Operas

Were you always a little lost within the big-concept narratives of the Who's rock operas? Scared to admit that you really had no idea what Pete Townshend was getting at with 'Tommy' or 'Quadrophenia,' iconic though they may be? You're not alone: Who frontman Roger Daltrey, in fact, admits to some initial confusion, as well.

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Original Kiss Manager’s Partner: ‘Do It For Bill Aucoin’

The chorus of critics questioning why Kiss isn't performing with all four founding members as part of its induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is growing. Now, Roman Fernandez, the former partner of Bill Aucoin, has joined its ranks, and weighed in on how their former manager would have handled the situation.

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