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.
Listen to Eric Clapton’s Previously Unheard ‘Mississippi Blues’
"Mississippi Blues" was recorded with Tim Duffy and will be part of 'Blue Muse,' a compilation from the Music Maker Relief Foundation.
50 Years Ago: Jimi Hendrix Chases His Muse on ‘Electric Ladyland’
Faced with prevailing backward-looking musical trends, the guitarist went his own way.
45 Years Ago: Stevie Wonder Emerges as a Visionary With ‘Innervisions’
The very adult LP was where the former child star became a man in full.
Paul Simon Returns to Old Favorites With New Album ‘In the Blue Light’
The singer-songwriter takes another pass at some of his favorite – and, in some cases, lesser-known – songs.
Watch Paul McCartney Return Home on ‘Carpool Karaoke’
The Beatles legend's 'Late Late Show' appearance became something of a magical mystery tour through Liverpool.
Watch Bruce Springsteen’s Emotional ‘My Hometown’ at the Tonys
Billy Joel presented the Boss with a special Tony for his critically acclaimed stage hit 'Springsteen on Broadway.'
How a Handshake Deal on an Iconic Jethro Tull Cover Went Bad
Burton Silverman is the typically uncredited, wildly underpaid cover artist behind 'Aqualung,' Jethro Tull's best-known album.
50 Years Ago: Sly and the Family Stone Go Mainstream With ‘Dance to the Music’
Before 'Dance to the Music' arrived, Sly and the Family Stone hadn't made a dent in the charts. That soon changed.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Presenters to Include Heart’s Ann Wilson
Ann Wilson of Heart has joined the list of presenters for this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
Elton John Retiring From Road After ‘Farewell’ Tour
Elton John will mount a three-year farewell tour, then leave the road forever.