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.
How Journey Ended Up With That ‘Cheeseball’ Video for ‘Separate Ways’
For some reason, someone came up on the idea of playing air guitar. And air drums and air bass and air synths.
Why Did Jeff Lynne Add ‘Bruce’ to Electric Light Orchestra’s ‘Don’t Bring Me Down’?
Actually, there was no Bruce.
40 Years Ago: How Electric Light Orchestra Slimmed Down, Then Went Disco on ‘Discovery’
Jeff Lynne had reached the end of a creative road with the out-sized construction – and success – of 1977's 'Out of the Blue.'
50 Years Ago: Crazy Horse Debut on Neil Young’s ‘Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere’
Neil Young needed a band that shared his vision. So, he stole one.
Jon Bon Jovi Invites Fans to ‘Runaway’ With Him to the Mediterranean
Cruise includes an intimate acoustic storyteller session and a full-band electric set with his solo backing band.
Allergy-Stricken Roger Daltrey Clarifies His Stance on Pot
The Who's singer isn't trying to harsh your buzz.
George Harrison Albums Ranked Worst to Best
The former Beatles star's solo career boasted this uniformity of message. It always had a familial atmosphere too.
John Lennon’s Copy of Beatles’ ‘Butcher Cover’ Sells for $234K
It's believed to be the only one that features three band member signatures.
Adam Lambert’s ‘American Idol’ Return Marks 10 Years With Queen
Singer initially rose to fame after connecting with his future bandmates on the show's Season 8 finale in 2009.
50 Years Ago: How Sly and the Family Stone Defined an Era With ‘Stand’
There was nothing like this groundbreaking, genre-jumping group – not then, and not now.