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.
Chris Robinson Pleas for Quiet at Black Crowes Acoustic Concert
"If you could just shut the f--- up a little bit."
45 Years Ago: ‘Philadelphia Freedom’ Bonds Elton John and Billie Jean King
A soaring anthem that name-checked the cradle of independence arrived just in time for the nation's Bicentennial.
Tonight’s Peter Green Concert to Be Featured in Upcoming Box Set
Guests for sold-out show include David Gilmour, Pete Townsend, Steven Tyler, Billy Gibbons, Kirk Hammett and others.
35 Years Ago: Why Simple Minds Never Wanted to Record ‘Don’t You (Forget About Me)’
The chart-topping smash remains as a touchstone moment in every band profile, an obligatory part of every interview and a set-list stalwart.
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.
35 Years Ago: Why Mick Jagger Went Solo With ‘She’s the Boss’
Critics in some circles – including his own band – criticized the album for being too polished.
First Ronnie James Dio Career-Spanning Documentary in the Works
As-yet-untitled film will be based on the former Black Sabbath and Rainbow frontman's unfinished autobiography.
Paul Simon Collaborator Joseph Shabalala Dies at 78
He led Ladysmith Black Mambazo, who sang on two key songs from 1986's 'Graceland.'
Keith Richards Has Finally Stopped Smoking
News comes as the Rolling Stones announce another round of shows.
Ivan Kral, Early Blondie Member Who Became Famed Songwriter, Dies
His home movies also formed the basis for 1976's 'The Blank Generation,' a seminal document of the New York City scene.