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Nick DeRiso

Nick DeRiso has also explored jazz, blues, rock and roots music for Gannett News Service and USA Today, All About Jazz and Blues Revue, among others. Named columnist of the year five times by the Associated Press, Louisiana Press Association and Louisiana Sports Writers Association, he oversaw a daily section that was named Top 10 in the nation by the AP in 2006.
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49 Years Ago: Brian Wilson Retires From Road After Plane-Flight Incident

Brian Wilson's apparent nervous breakdown on a flight to a Houston concert by the Beach Boys in December 1964 ended his onstage appearances for more than a decade ... and opened the door for some of the most important music of the '60s.

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45 Years Ago: Blood Sweat & Tears Release Their Self-Titled Second Album

The departure of founder Al Kooper and trumpet player Randy Brecker following the release of Blood Sweat & Tears' debut album in early 1968 didn't bode well for the band. But somehow the self-titled follow-up, released in December 1968, became their breakthrough moment.

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Larry Busacca, Getty Images
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Rolling Stones Announce 2014 Tour

The Rolling Stones will keep rolling in 2014. The band just announced a dozen shows in Australia, New Zealand and Japan, with a special kick-off date set for February 21 in Abu Dhabi. Mick Taylor, the group's guitarist during their fertile period of 1969-74, will again appear as a special guest at most of the shows.

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images
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Keith Richards Returning for Another ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Movie

Keith Richards will return for his third appearance in the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' movie series as Captain Jack Sparrow's father. And this time the Rolling Stones guitarist plays a pivotal role in the film's plot.

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Bon Jovi’s ‘Livin’ on a Prayer’ Roars Back Up the Charts Thanks to Viral Video

One fan's endlessly entertaining lip sync to Bon Jovi's 'Livin' on a Prayer' wasn't just a hit on the Jumbotron during a recent Boston Celtics game. It has become a web sensation that has now sent the song back to the Billboard Hot 100 more than 25 years after its release.

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Poster for David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust Debut Sells for $2,200

On Jan. 29, 1972, David Bowie took the stage at the Borough Assembly Hall in Aylesbury, England, on what might have been an otherwise unremarkable night as he warmed up for his first major tour in four years. Except this was the night that Ziggy Stardust began to take shape.

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Dennis Stone / Getty Images
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40 Years Ago: Genesis Release ‘Selling England by the Pound’

In order to assemble an album that became one of their earliest classics, Genesis had to succeed in balancing the pastoral whimsy of their first couple of albums with the rock pretensions of their most recent work, 'Foxtrot.' With 1973's 'Selling England by the Pound,' they did just that.

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