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.
When Steve Perry Performed His First Show With Journey
As the new singer for Journey, Steve Perry had a suspicious audience to win over.
30 Years Ago: INXS Finally Achieve, Then Immediately Question Superstardom With ‘Kick’
After finding some success with 1985's 'Listen Like Thieves,' INXS rushed toward the path of most resistance.
Las Vegas Mass Shooting: Rockers React
The deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history has sparked an outpouring of emotion from rock stars.
B-52’s Co-Founder Cindy Wilson Steps Out on Her Own With Electronica-Infused New Sound
Cindy Wilson's forthcoming solo album breaks the mold she created with the B-52's.
Def Leppard Could Tour With Journey for Some 2018 Dates
They last shared the same bill in 2006, when Def Leppard was on the road in support of 'Yeah!'
25 Years Ago: The B-52’s Struggle Through ‘Good Stuff’ Without Cindy Wilson
They'd already lost her brother Ricky Wilson in the run up to 1989's breakout smash 'Cosmic Thing.'
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.