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.
How the Beatles Said Goodbye With Their Final Official Concert
At the time, it must have seemed like an otherwise nondescript show. Instead, history was made as the Beatles played the nearly half-empty Candlestick Park.
September 2017 New Music Releases
The list of September 2017 new music releases is marked by one heartfelt goodbye and the long-awaited returns of a few huge stars.
Pink Floyd Fails Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Science Class: ‘There Is No Dark Side’ of the Moon
Pink Floyd‘s 'The Dark Side of the Moon' boasts plenty of rock gravitas – but science? Not so much.
32 Weird Facts About Hipgnosis’ Most Famous Rock Album Covers
When it comes to rock album cover art, it’s basically either BH or AH – before or after Hipgnosis.
35 Years Ago: Bad Company Disintegrates After Releasing ‘Rough Diamonds’
Bad Company ended with a bang, and then a whimper.
33 Classic Rock Artists Who Hate Their Own Records
Sometimes, bands got sick of a project because it simply became too popular. Other times, something just went terribly wrong.
Journey Could Be on the Brink of a Split After Latest Feud
Co-founding guitarist Neal Schon is strongly implying that he intends to construct a new lineup of Journey.
Rolling Stones Announce ‘Sticky Fingers Live’ Audio and Video Sets
This concert, which featured the first-ever performance of the Rolling Stones' classic 1971 album in its entirety, was previously available only as a download.
55 Years Ago: How Robert Zimmerman Became Bob Dylan
It wasn't Bob Dylan's first name change – or the last.
See Photos as Brian Johnson Walks Away From Spectacular Car Crash
Brian Johnson's roll-over car crash happened this past weekend during a celebrity race at the Silverstone Classic in the U.K.
45 Years Ago: Bill Bruford Announces His Stunning Departure From Yes
Bill Bruford's exit from Yes remains a central talking point. After all, they were at the peak of their considerable progressive-rock powers.
Rock Legends Who Never Had a No. 1 Single
It's all the more surprising when you consider the success so many of them had by any other measure.