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.
Joe Perry Explains Why Steven Tyler Hated ‘This Is Spinal Tap’
Like many musicians, Joe Perry connected right away with This Is Spinal Tap, but his Aerosmith bandmate Steven Tyler had a much different reaction.
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Featured are new shots of Roger Waters collaborating in the studio, accompanied by an orchestra-washed score that's sure to pique the interest of Pink Floyd fans.
John Mellencamp Says Racist Comment Led to Split With Columbia Records
"I just said, 'Get me off this label – now,'" John Mellencamp reveals.
Eddie Van Halen Has Donated 75 of His Guitars to Public Schools
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Seven Bands That Should Perform at Super Bowl 51 Instead of Lady Gaga
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A disappointing album, as our list shows, isn't always a group's worst studio effort.
Allman Brothers Band Drummer Butch Trucks Dies
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The inspiration for this new studio project grew out of Ray Davies' 2013 autobiography, but it didn't come easy.
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Donald Trump's ascension to the presidency has not exactly been met with classic rock jubilation.