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.
30 Years Ago: Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Tribute Tour Begins, Then Quickly Becomes Lasting Reunion
The intention, at first, was simply to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of a tragic plane crash that killed three members of Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Frank Zappa Hologram Tour Is in the Works
No dates have been set, but the Zappa Family Trust says sidemen have already committed to the venture.
Allman Brothers Band Producer Johnny Sandlin Dies
Johnny Sandlin was a former member of the Allman Brothers Band precursor group Hour Glass with Gregg and Duane Allman.
Donald Fagen Halts Solo Tour Due to Illness
It's been a difficult few weeks for Donald Fagen, who was on the road when longtime Steely Dan partner Walter Becker died.
35 Years Ago: Peter Gabriel’s ‘Security’ and the Long Journey Toward Success
At one point, Peter Gabriel and David Lord – the fourth new producer in as many solo albums – were dealing with a stack of some 100 demos.
Top 10 Walter Becker Songs
Walter Becker may have been Steely Dan's ace in the hole, but he somehow remained ever in the shadows.
Listen to Robert Plant’s New Song, ‘Bones of Saints’
Robert Plant's latest advance single from the upcoming album 'Carry Fire' once again confounds expectations.
24 Potential Collaborators for Rush’s Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson
Who's to say that they would stick with the tried-and-true trio format Rush has utilized since 1968?
How the Beatles Said Goodbye With Their Final Official Concert
At the time, it must have seemed like an otherwise nondescript show. Instead, history was made as the Beatles played the nearly half-empty Candlestick Park.
30 Years Ago: The Cars Run Off the Road With ‘Door to Door’
The Cars tried to get back to basics with 'Door to Door,' but they'd already lost the communal spark that made them superstars in the '80s.
September 2017 New Music Releases
The list of September 2017 new music releases is marked by one heartfelt goodbye and the long-awaited returns of a few huge stars.
Pink Floyd Fails Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Science Class: ‘There Is No Dark Side’ of the Moon
Pink Floyd‘s 'The Dark Side of the Moon' boasts plenty of rock gravitas – but science? Not so much.