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.
30 Years Ago: Boston Reach New Chart Heights With Belated ‘Third Stage’
'Third Stage' was the nexus point between what could have been the end of Boston, and an entirely new beginning.
How Rock Music Was Reshaped on the Morning of 9/11
The tragedy cast a long shadow on the rock world and, in the days that followed, that shadow only lengthened.
40 Years Ago: ELO Finally Break Through With ‘New World Record’
ELO had been building toward the breakthrough success of 'A New World Record' for some time. But first, there was some housecleaning to do.
Queen Dominate New Scientific Study of History’s Most Addictive Songs
Queen finished with three of the Top 10 earworms of all time, according to researchers at the University of St. Andrews.
Abbey Road Console Used by the Beatles Goes Up for Sale
Named REDD.37 after its design team in EMI's Record Engineering Development Department, the desk was used by the Beatles through the making of 'Let It Be.'
Check Out the Beatles’ Raucous Update of ‘Boys’ From ‘Live at the Hollywood Bowl’
A new version of "Boys" captures the hysteria surrounding the Beatles' early tours, but also brings Ringo Starr's vocal and his bandmates' fun shouts of "bop-shoo-wop" into the foreground.
David Crosby Announces Fall U.S. Tour, Shares New Song
David Crosby says he plans to present songs from the forthcoming 'Lighthouse,' as well as reworked material from throughout his career.
DO NOT DELETE MW Moody Blues Announce Artists and Dates for 2018 Cruise
The fifth Moody Blues Cruise includes stops at Grand Cayman and Cozumel.
Eric Clapton Announces New Concert Recording, ‘Live in San Diego’
Eric Clapton was joined by his late friend and mentor J.J. Cale, author of "After Midnight" and "Cocaine."
Fleetwood Mac’s New Album Is Apparently Being Held Up by Stevie Nicks
It all comes down to Stevie Nicks.