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.
The Long Journey Queen’s ‘Brighton Rock’ Took to the ‘Baby Driver’ Soundtrack
Queen's "Brighton Rock" grew out of a lengthy period of experimentation by guitarist Brian May.
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.
Listen to Robert Plant’s Rare Solo Performance of Led Zeppelin’s ‘Kashmir’
Robert Plant hasn’t performed "Kashmir" since Led Zeppelin’s 2007 reunion. More interestingly, he apparently has never covered it as a solo artist.
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.
Roger Waters Reveals Release Date for Long-Awaited Album in New Teaser Video
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
Eddie Van Halen's passion for music began as a child, and he's working to make sure future generations have the same opportunity.
Did Mick Jagger Write an Unpublished Memoir?
The Rolling Stones' management team has declined to either confirm or deny that a Mick Jagger memoir even exists.
Grammy Producer Apologizes to Metallica, Blames Onstage Extra for Unplugged Mic
A clearly frustrated James Hetfield knocked down his microphone stand in anger after the song ended.
Metallica Will Be Joined by Lady Gaga at the Grammys
Metallica appear with Lady Gaga three years after their surprising turn at the Grammys with a classical pianist.
Seven Bands That Should Perform at Super Bowl 51 Instead of Lady Gaga
It's hard to recall sometimes, but at one point classic rock artists were the norm during halftime at the Super Bowl.