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.
Paul McCartney Announces New Solo Compilation, ‘Pure McCartney’
Paul McCartney has made official his plans to release an updated solo career-spanning compilation – but there's a twist.
How Led Zeppelin Pushed Back Hard With the Bluesy ‘Presence’
Best described as a moment when they stopped for a longing look back, 'Presence' found Led Zeppelin — then in the midst of a slow descent — returning to their blues roots.
Motorhead’s ‘Clean Your Clock’ Will Feature One of Lemmy’s Final Shows
'Clean Your Clock' was recorded on Nov. 20-21 in Munich, Germany, just weeks before frontman Lemmy Kilmister's sudden death.
The Day Peter Criss Left Kiss
Criss admits that, for all of their disagreements, he emerged from Kiss in a far more stable financial place.
Axl Rose and AC/DC Reportedly Photographed at Same Rehearsal Studio
Do new photos confirm rumors that Axl Rose is working with AC/DC after singer Brian Johnson was sidelined?
The Story of Pink Floyd’s Final ‘Proper’ Studio Album, ‘The Division Bell’
The Division Bell wasn't just a return to Pink Floyd's earlier, more free-flowing psych-rock songcraft.
The History of John Lennon and Paul McCartney’s Only Post-Beatles Session
A drug-fueled recording session featuring John Lennon and Paul McCartney took place on March 28, 1974,
Guns N’ Roses Confirm 20-City U.S. Tour
Guns N' Roses will play an expanded 21-city tour after a previously announced set of six reunion shows, their publicist confirms.
Ginger Baker Says He Could Be Facing Two Heart Procedures
Ginger Baker says his doctor hopes he'll return to the stage, despite heart problems that recently took the Cream legend off the road.
How the Rolling Stones Struggled Mightily Through ‘Dirty Work’
The Rolling Stones' Dirty Work arrived on March 24, 1986, during a low ebb in the relationship between the distracted Mick Jagger and an increasingly put-out Keith Richards.
David Crosby Discusses the Origins of His Feud With Graham Nash
David Crosby has provided insight into a simmering feud with Graham Nash that boiled over publicly earlier this month, pointing to Nash's autobiography as a sticking point.
Todd Rundgren Reignites Feud With XTC Over ‘Skylarking’
Todd Rundgren arrived to produce XTC's breakthrough Skylarking at the suggestion of their label -- and it all went downhill from there.