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 the newspaper industry, he previously oversaw a daily section that was named Top 10 in the nation by the AP.
45 Years Ago: Why Eric Clapton Lost Momentum on ‘There’s One in Every Crowd’
Follow-up to '461 Ocean Boulevard' couldn't match its predecessor's gold-selling, chart-topping success.
Why the Coronavirus Is Now Threatening Concerts and Festivals
As worry grows over large gatherings, could COVID-19 lead to cancellation of rock's biggest season?
Steve Perry Sided With Ousted Rhythm Section in Journey Dispute
Ross Valory and Steve Smith were fired this week after the band said they attempted a "coup."
Jon Bon Jovi Turned to JFK for Inspiration on ‘Bon Jovi 2020′ Cover
Main image for the band's most political album ever was modeled after a notable political figure.
Listen to Ozzy Osbourne’s New Song ‘It’s a Raid’ With Post Malone
Black Sabbath frontman has credited the rapper with inspiring him to return to the studio for his first solo project since 2010.
Def Leppard Unveil Five-Disc ‘Early Years’ Box Set
Preview the never-released Nick Tauber-produced version of 1979's "Rock Brigade."
James Taylor Announces New Album, Tour With Jackson Browne
He also released a new song, "Teach Me Tonight."
Surviving Doors Members to Stage Rare Reunion at Charity Show
They've appeared onstage together only a few times since ending a lengthy legal battle in 2013.
Lynyrd Skynyrd Invites Styx Over For Four-Day Simple Man Jam
The Simple Man Cruise is morphing into a land-based musical festival.
Rush Drummer and Lyricist Neil Peart Dies
The band completed their final tour in 2015.
Why George Lazenby Walked Away From James Bond
He had a comet-like presence in the series, arriving out of nowhere and leaving just as quickly.
Motley Crue to Reunite for Tour With Def Leppard, Poison: Report
Band members have stoked rumors of impending dates by retweeting a fan request that they return to the road.