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 History of John Lennon and Paul McCartney’s Only Post-Beatles Session
A drug-fueled recording session featuring John Lennon and Paul McCartney took place on March 28, 1974,
The Death of Randy Rhoads
One of rock's enduring mysteries unfolded on March 19, 1982, as 25-year-old Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Randy Rhoads died in a fiery plane crash.
The Day Jim Morrison Allegedly Exposed Himself Onstage
Did he or didn't he?
Sammy Hagar on Possible Van Halen Reunion: ‘We’ll See What Happens’
Sammy Hagar isn't confirming a reunion with Van Halen. But if you're inclined to read between the lines, there may just be something worth noting here.
The Day the Eagles Fired Don Felder
Only two members of the Eagles had enjoyed longer tenures in the band when Don Felder was fired on Feb. 6, 2001.
Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister Remembered During Emotional Service
"I miss you already, Lemmy," Motorhead drummer Mikkey Dee said. "Try to take it a little easier on the other side."
Guns N’ Roses Rumor: Steven Adler Negotiating for Role in Reunion Tour
At least one other member of Guns N' Roses' classic-era lineup could be part of the band's long-awaited reunion.
Robert Stigwood, Former Manager of Cream and the Bee Gees, Dies
Robert Stigwood also briefly lured the Who away from Brunswick Records long enough to record the hit "Substitute."
UPDATED: Guns N’ Roses (Well, Axl Rose and Slash, Anyway) Reportedly to Reunite for 25 Dat…
The latest Guns N' Roses reunion rumor involves a possible 25-concert tour featuring a stop at Coachella in 2016 – but may be just as interesting for what it doesn't say.
Lemmy’s 30 Most Historic Moments
Sorting through Lemmy's 30 Most Historic Moments, you find plenty of musical highlights – but just as many times when he broke the mold all over again far from the lighted stage
Metallica Release Roughly 12 Seconds of New Music
Metallica are offering a small taste of their long-awaited new studio album in a clip on their official website titled "Happy Holidayz."
Bun E. Carlos Confirms Cheap Trick Hall of Fame Reunion, Promises to ‘Make Nice’
Bun E. Carlos says he expects things to go smoothly when the original Cheap Trick lineup performs at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, despite years of estrangement.