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.
Gregg Allman Dies
Gregg Allman, the smoky-voiced B-3-playing Southern rock legend who soldiered on after his sibling's motorcycle crash nearly derailed the Allman Brothers Band, has died.
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.
Neal Schon Has a Theory on Why Steve Perry Didn’t Sing at Journey’s Hall of Fame Induction
Neal Schon didn't get to perform with Steve Perry, but he still came away with a treasured memory.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2017: Our 11 Favorite Moments
This year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony was marked by signature reunions, a series of funny one-liners, a few notable absences, and a raucous jam.
35 Years Ago: The Motels Break Up Then Breakthrough With ‘All Four One’
Even the Top 10 success of the album's second single "Only the Lonely" became a stone around the Motels' neck.
Chuck Berry Dies at Age 90
Chuck Berry leaves behind a world of music utterly transformed by his presence.
Phil Collins’ Estranged Daughter Lily Pens Open Letter Forgiving Him
Actress and model Lily Collins is reaching out to her father Phil Collins in an effort to heal their sometimes distant relationship.
John Mellencamp Says Racist Comment Led to Split With Columbia Records
"I just said, 'Get me off this label – now,'" John Mellencamp reveals.
Joe Perry Says Aerosmith Are Planning a Lengthy Farewell: Exclusive Interview
joe Perry admits that he shares bandmate Brad Whitford's uncertainty about how things will actually conclude with Aerosmith.
John Mellencamp Releases New Song, ‘Easy Target,’ Album With Carlene Carter Also Planned
John Mellencamp's "Easy Target" is reportedly a "reflection on the state of our country."
16 Memorable Moments From U2’s First ‘Joshua Tree’ Tour
'The Joshua Tree' was more than a hit album, though it was certainly that. It was part of a phenomenon that would change U2 forever.
Inside Carrie Fisher’s Turbulent, Inspirational Relationship with Paul Simon
Carrie Fisher‘s fame-charmed life inevitably brought her into rock circles, but a stormy, song-sparking intersection with Paul Simon remains the most memorable.