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.
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.
Peter Criss Says Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Was Right to Honor Only Original Kiss Members
Peter Criss is preparing for his final round of shows, having announced his retirement from the road.
Journey Lineup Changes: A Complete Guide
This guide makes one thing clear: Journey has a deep history outside of the platinum-selling Steve Perry era.
Top 10 Gregg Allman Songs
Duane Allman looms large, just as he did in passing. Still, these songs make their own case for the brother who remained.
Night Ranger’s Kelly Keagy Takes a Break After Heart Procedure
Night Ranger singer and drummer Kelly Keagy said the surgery was meant to address "a heart abnormality."
Yes vs. Yes: Who Actually Owns the Band’s Name?
Yes split into two bands just 72 hours after being inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, seemingly out of the blue.
Journey – Without Steve Perry – Take the Stage at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Steve Perry was there as Journey accepted this big honor, but then left it to Neal Schon to perform with the band's regular working lineup.
Jon Anderson Returns, Geddy Lee Joins Yes at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
There were plenty of questions, in the days before the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, about whether either of them would be on stage with Yes.