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.
25 Years Ago: Jeff Porcaro’s Sudden Death Changes Toto Forever
The death of Toto drummer Jeff Porcaro was as unexpected as it was devastating.
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.
George Harrison’s Son Dhani Announces Debut Solo LP, Releases First Song
Dhani Harrison's 'IN///PARALLEL' follows several releases with thenewno2 alongside Oliver Hicks, film and TV work, and a series of projects related to his father.
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.
How George Harrison’s Last TV Appearance Became a Meditation on Dying
It was almost as if George Harrison somehow knew this would be his last time on television.
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.
Journey’s Neal Schon Dedicates ‘Lights’ to Steve Perry at Classic West: Videos, Photos and…
Journey presented an energetic set of favorites at Classic West last night, with one cool twist.
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.
30 Years Ago: Grateful Dead Hit Stunning Commercial Heights With ‘In the Dark’
When the Grateful Dead re-convened in the late ’80s, they focused on the group’s holy grail: Making a representative studio effort.