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.
Prince’s ‘Fallinlove2nite’ Becomes Part of Two Media-Savvy Moments: 365 Prince Songs in a …
When the time was right – on his terms, of course – Prince had a canny way of re-joining the zeitgeist.
35 Years Ago: Psychedelic Furs Reach a Creative Peak by Stirring in a Bit of Pop on ‘Forev…
'Forever Now' straddles – and perfectly balances – two distinct Psychedelic Furs eras.
Prince Celebrates Girl Power in Stomping, Youth-Fueled ‘FixUrLifeUp': 365 Prince Songs in …
Hanging around a brash group of younger women inspired Prince toward a late-career rebirth.
Prince Continues a Conversation on Society’s Failings With ‘Dreamer': 365 Prince Songs in …
The guitar-driven "Dreamer" built upon an underrated part of Prince's legacy: His role as a fighter for justice.
Prince’s ‘Right Back Here in My Arms’ Soundtracks a Season of Loss: 365 Prince Songs in a …
He didn't know it at the time, but "Right Back Here in My Arms" perfectly echoed the approach Prince ultimately took in dealing with unimaginable pain.
Prince Assumes a New Disguise on ‘Partyman': 365 Prince Songs in a Year
During a period in which he was just beginning to deeply explore the pitched battles between good and evil, Prince found Batman and the Joker to be the perfect proxies.
30 Years Ago: Mr. Mister Take on Weightier Issues With ‘Go On…,’ Then Disappear
After the breakout success of 1985's 'Welcome to the Real World,' Mr. Mister made the mistake of getting serious.
25 Years Ago: Bob Mould Finally Finds Deserved Commercial Success With Sugar’s ‘Copper Blu…
Nirvana arrived and Bob Mould said he knew, right then, that guitar records were back.
Prince Blends the Old School and the Futuristic on ‘Love': 365 Prince Songs in a Year
After fully embracing his stirring past on 2004's 'Musicology,' Prince began to push the envelope again on the follow up.
Hear the Foo Fighters’ New Song, ‘The Line’
"The Line" is the Foo Fighters' third preview of 11 total 'Concrete and Gold' songs, following "The Sky Is a Neighborhood" and "Run."