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.
Paul Simon Ponders Retirement: ‘Showbiz Doesn’t Hold Any Interest for Me’
Paul Simon is riding the coattails of a well-received new album, but that doesn't mean certain realities haven't become clear.
30 Years Ago: Steve Winwood Enlists Friends, Hits It Big With ‘Back in the High Life’
An intensely interior solo artist to that point, Steve Winwood shifted to a more collaborative approach on 'Back in the High Life' – and it paid off.
New Film to Focus on Rolling Stones’ ‘Exile on Main St.’ Sessions
Filmmakers are looking for actors to portray Mick Jagger and Keith Richards now, with the hope of beginning the shoot this winter.
1969’s Best Rock Albums
Ultimate Classic Rock counts down the top rock albums of 1969.
35 Years Ago: Santana Enjoy a Brief Resurgence With ‘Zebop!’
When Carlos Santana released 'Zebop!' in April 1981, he'd spent the better part of a decade dabbling in fusion. That meant he'd largely disappeared from the charts.
1967’s Best Rock Albums
There was always more to 1967 than the Summer of Love. We look back at every season in a tremendous year for rock.
Prince Dead at Age 57
Prince was one of music's most prolific, eccentric and influential performers over the last few decades.
Paul Simon Shut the Door on a Simon and Garfunkel Reunion
Simon and Garfunkel's most recent reunion, back in 2010, looks to be their last.
How the Moody Blues Mounted Another Comeback With ‘The Other Side of Life’
'The Other Side of Life' concluded the Moody Blues' transformation from symphonic-rock pioneers to synth-pop hitmakers.
Bruce Springsteen Cancels North Carolina Show to Protest New State Law
Bruce Springsteen says HB2, passed last month by the North Carolina legislature, "attacks the rights of LGBT citizens."