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.
Bill Withers Dies of ‘Heart Complications’ at 81
Singer-songwriter scored a string of ageless '70s-era hits, including "Lean on Me," "Use Me" and "Ain't No Sunshine."
Why Journey Are Paying Steve Perry Not to Sing
Court filings in a blockbuster lawsuit shed new light on their split.
45 Years Ago: How the Eagles Reluctantly Hit No. 1 With ‘Best of My Love’
Ironically, they struggled mightily while trying to piece together this easy-going song.
5 Reasons the Dave Matthews Band Should Be in the Hall of Fame
They've dominated the fan-ballot voting. But that's not the only reason this group should get in.
40 Years Ago: How False Beatles Rumors Almost Derailed Concerts for Kampuchea
A cool old-school-meets-new-school cast played four shows meant to raise money for war-torn Cambodia.
30 Years Ago: Rolling Stones Go Old-School for Last Top 40 Hit, ‘Rock and a Hard Place’
The song's success was born out of getting-reacquainted sessions held in early 1988 in Barbados.
Why Bon Jovi Decided to Get Political on ‘Bon Jovi 2020’
Frontman says his most personal album led directly to a more socially conscious outlook on his band’s upcoming LP.
45 Years Ago: Emerson, Lake and Palmer Mark End of Era With ‘Welcome Back, My Friends’
The trio's '70s-era live shows were just as outsized as their studio albums. Maybe more so.
Here’s What the Beatles’ ‘Abbey Road’ Reissue Box Is Missing
The track listing for an upcoming look at the band's penultimate album reveals some notable omissions.
Which Bonus Tracks Will Be Part of the Beatles’ ‘Abbey Road’ Box?
A deeper look at the album's most intriguing leftovers.