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.
Frank Zappa Hologram World Tour Dates Announced
Shows will include new music from the late rocker, as well as former bandmates.
Heart Reunite for Huge Summer Tour With Joan Jett and Sheryl Crow
They've been on hiatus since 2016, when a family dispute split the band's co-leading sisters.
Top 10 Songs Sung by R.E.M.’s Mike Mills
He's a perfect foil – and, when the song is just right, a smart choice to take over the mic.
Why the Blues Brothers’ ‘Briefcase Full of Blues’ Was Such a Labor of Love
When John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd gathered for this album, there was still some question as to whether they meant it or not.
5 Reasons John Prine Should Be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
He became an underground sensation, a hit-music maker and then a huge influence on successive generations of singer-songwriters.
How U2 Emerged as Arena-Rock Stars on ‘Under a Blood Red Sky’
A lot of things went wrong before this live project helped made them one of the '80s' biggest concert acts.
5 Reasons the Cure Should Be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Eligible for induction since 2004, they were a finalist once, in 2012.
Drive-By Truckers’ Patterson Hood Doesn’t Care If You’re Offended
He's learned not to question inspiration, even when his muse takes the band into uncomfortable places.
5 Reasons Roxy Music Should Be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Bryan Ferry and company arrived as the patchouli-oiled '60s faded, with a look and feel like no one else.
Five Reasons Todd Rundgren Should Be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The singer-songwriter once said his career was marked by "consistency of inconsistency," and there's perhaps no more apt description.