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.
Slash Previews ‘Living the Dream Tour’ Project With New Video
The Guns N' Roses guitarist kicks off a North American headlining tour in San Francisco.
25 Years Ago: Why Elton John Almost Never Made ‘The Lion King’
The soundtrack became a multi-million-selling, Oscar-winning 1994 triumph, but it wasn't easy.
35 Years Ago: Why Lindsey Buckingham Got So Dark and Weird on ‘Go Insane’
He set a goal of "punching out of the Fleetwood Mac microcosm" in 1984. Mission accomplished.
Restoring Led Zeppelin Images on Facebook Could Take a While
How Journey Ended Up With That ‘Cheeseball’ Video for ‘Separate Ways’
For some reason, someone came up on the idea of playing air guitar. And air drums and air bass and air synths.
David Lee Roth Crashed a Bachelor Party, but Nobody Knew Him
He discovered someone blasting Van Halen in a nearby hotel room and decided to drop by.
30 Years Ago: How Sean Connery Got Harrison Ford to Return as Indiana Jones
'The Last Crusade' focused on a search for the archeologist's lost father, their lost relationship – and a certain legendary goblet.
45 Years Ago: Rush’s First U.S. Show Becomes a Complete Disaster
They were set to arrive with a very big bang. Then everything went wrong.
How Is the Resurgence of Vinyl Impacting Our Environment?
After more than a decade of phenomenal growth in vinyl sales, the question of sustainability remains.
The Best Song From Every Steely Dan Album
They became legendary for endless searches for just the right sound, or just the right take. But which track was best?