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.
Elton John Retiring From Road After ‘Farewell’ Tour
Elton John will mount a three-year farewell tour, then leave the road forever.
Moody Blues’ Ray Thomas Dies at 76
Ray Thomas wrote or co-wrote more than 25 Moody Blues songs, but he will perhaps always be best remembered for his distinctive contributions on flute.
Paul McCartney ‘Putting the Finishing Touches’ on New Album
Paul McCartney's long-awaited follow up to 2013's 'New' is apparently nearing completion.
29 Great Classic Rock Christmas Memories
Rock stars celebrate Christmas in their own rock star ways.
Bon Jovi, the Cars, Dire Straits and the Moody Blues to Enter Rock Hall
The fans nailed it again, as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces its Class of 2018 honorees.
Here’s How Venues Are Working to Make Concerts Safer – And What You Can Do
Mass shootings at concerts in Las Vegas and Manchester, U.K., raise important questions about fan safety.
How ‘Back to the Future’ Brought Chuck Berry to a New Generation
During the time-traveling film's climax, Michael J. Fox's character reaches back for "an oldie. Well, it's an oldie where I come from."
U2’s ‘Running to Stand Still’ Explores the Dark Territory of Addiction: The Story Behind E…
The lyrical approach on U2‘s “Running to Stand Still” was as meticulously particular as the music was extemporaneous.
40 Years Ago: Peter Gabriel’s First Self-Titled Album Marks Belated Beginning of His Solo …
The nervy, lean 'Peter Gabriel' couldn't have been a bolder step away from what came before.
Revisiting Pink Floyd’s Political and Muscular ‘Animals’
Pink Floyd reached a career crossroads with 'Animals,' this hard-eyed rebuke of greed and the power structure driven by Roger Waters' quickly awakening muse.