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.
Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, Has Died
She was the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Senators Are Suddenly Quoting Meat Loaf for Some Reason
Apparently, there are lot of Meat Loaf fans in the U.S. Senate.
The History of the Beatles’ ‘Come Together’ Covers
Even three of the people involved with the original session – John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Martin – have returned to "Come Together" over the years.
Tom Petty Never Abandoned His Values, Or His Band, Over a Remarkable Career
Even as Tom Petty's career branched out, the Heartbreakers always remained a touchstone.
Prince Refuses to Play it Safe With ‘Sexy MF': 365 Prince Songs in a Year
Prince reclaimed commercial momentum in 1991 and, as was so often the case, decided to swerve sharply away from the middle of the road.
Listen to the Ramones’ Unreleased Demo of ‘Swallow My Pride': Exclusive Premiere
The Ramones' "Swallow My Pride" became the lone Top 40 U.K. hit from 1977's 'Leave Home.'
Prince’s Death Imbues ‘Moonbeam Levels’ With a Dark New Meaning: 365 Prince Songs in a Yea…
In the wake of Prince's sudden death, his long-discussed vault of songs transformed from mythical idea to stark reality.
Prince’s Girlfriend Inspires ‘The Beautiful Ones,’ But Which One?: 365 Prince Songs in a Y…
Common knowledge has long held that Prince's "The Beautiful Ones" was written for Susannah Melvoin. He begged to differ.
Seven Bands That Should Perform at Super Bowl 51 Instead of Lady Gaga
It's hard to recall sometimes, but at one point classic rock artists were the norm during halftime at the Super Bowl.
Elton John Is Reportedly Set to Perform at George Michael’s Funeral
Elton John could be in line to reprise “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me,” the song he and George Michael famously sang together in 1991 at Wembley Arena.
5 Reasons Journey Should Be in the Hall of Fame
Journey have been eligible for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 2000, but didn't earn their first nomination until 2016.
Tom Petty to Release Entire Catalog in Two Vinyl Box Sets
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will celebrate the 40th anniversary of their self-titled debut with a pair of companion vinyl box sets.