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.
30 Years Ago: The Bangles Rock Out for ‘Less Than Zero,’ but Trouble Looms
A No. 2 hit cover of 'Hazy Shade of Winter' couldn't save the Bangles.
30 Years Ago: Bryan Ferry Finally Returns With More Upbeat ‘Bete Noire’
As with so much of Bryan Ferry's career, 'Bete Noire' took longer than he'd ever imagined.
Prince Takes Us On a Masterful, If Confusing Trip to ‘Space': 365 Prince Songs in a Year
Prince's 'Space,' a successful but completely overlooked experiment with trip-hop, arrived during a period of controversy and bad ideas.
Prince Finds a Kindred Spirit With Tommy James’ ‘Crimson and Clover': 365 Prince Songs in …
Though it seemed a bit out of left field, Prince must have felt a connection – perhaps on many levels – with Tommy James' "Crimson and Clover."
Prince Explores Motivations of the Flesh on ‘Automatic': 365 Prince Songs in a Year
There were two sides to Prince – the profane and the sacred. Or, so we've often been told.
30 Years Ago: INXS Finally Achieve, Then Immediately Question Superstardom With ‘Kick’
After finding some success with 1985's 'Listen Like Thieves,' INXS rushed toward the path of most resistance.
Marilyn Manson Says Scary Concert Mishap Was Like ‘Wrestling a Giant Iron Monster’
Marilyn Manson is opening up about a recent stage accident that crushed his leg, calling it "terrifying."
Prince Unwittingly Began His Next Musical Phase on ‘When 2 R in Love': 365 Prince Songs in…
"When 2 R in Love" was the last recorded element for Prince's shelved 'Black Album,' opening the door, quite literally, to what came next.
Prince’s ‘Clouds’ Reminds Us to Log Off Once in a While: 365 Prince Songs in a Year
Prince's concerns about the internet went far beyond commerce.
Prince Gets Back to His Old R&B Ways on ‘A Million Days': 365 Prince Songs in a Year
Prince's "A Million Days," a tender ballad that evolves into a torrid cry for love, arrived during a period of stability and retrenchment.