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.
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.
Listen to the Cars’ Previously Unreleased Studio Version of ‘They Won’t See You’
A nervy romp from sessions for the Cars' 'Candy-O' album, "They Won't See You" had previously been available only in stripped-down demo form.
August 2017 New Music Releases
The month is highlighted by reissues of two of the biggest albums of the '80s, and the return of two familiar names.
15 Years Ago: Robert Plant Begins a Career Resurgence With a Look Back on ‘Dreamland’
Robert Plant admitted that he initially considered a covers album because he felt like he was treading water creatively. But 'Dreamland' was anything but a stopgap.
35 Years Ago: Roger Waters Creates, Then Loses Control of, ‘The Wall’ Movie
By the time 'Pink Floyd – The Wall' premiered, it had become something much different than what Roger Waters first envisioned.
Tony Iommi’s Album Project With Brian May Could Still Happen
We got a preview of how this combustible duo would work together when Brian May appeared on Tony Iommi's self-titled 2000 solo album.
Black Sabbath Drummer Bill Ward Is Selling Gear From Throughout His Career
A new Reverb.com shop will feature more than 200 historic items used in the studio and on tour.
Lynyrd Skynyrd Are Trying to Stop Former Drummer’s Unauthorized Biopic
Artimus Pyle, who was with Lynyrd Skynyrd during their best-known period, announced plans for the film last year.
July 2017 New Music Releases
In a month dominated by reissues, a few new albums stand out.
Derek Trucks Remembers Heartbreaking Final Visits With Gregg Allman
Until a visit about three weeks before he died, Derek Trucks figured Gregg Allman would beat his cancer.
Phil Collins Postpones Concerts After Late-Night Fall
Phil Collins' management is blaming the spill on a condition called "foot drop," which impacts a victim's ability to lift the front part of the foot.