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.
25 Years Ago: Peter Gabriel Takes Off His Masks for the Dark and Personal ‘Us’
Over the years, Peter Gabriel had written about faith healers, suicidal poets and political martyrs, among others. With 'Us,' he turned his gaze inward.
30 Years Ago: Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Tribute Tour Begins, Then Quickly Becomes Lasting Reunion
The intention, at first, was simply to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of a tragic plane crash that killed three members of Lynyrd Skynyrd.
October 2017 New Music Releases
The list of October 2017 new music releases features a number of highly anticipated studio albums, live projects and reissues.
King Crimson to Release 27-Disc Box Focusing on Early ’70s Era
'Sailors' Tales' expands on the period between King Crimson's genre-defining 1969 debut and their John Wetton-era reinvention.
How the Beatles Said Goodbye With Their Final Official Concert
At the time, it must have seemed like an otherwise nondescript show. Instead, history was made as the Beatles played the nearly half-empty Candlestick Park.
Watch Guns N’ Roses Pay Tribute to Glen Campbell and Cover James Brown
Axl Rose noted on stage in Edmonton that Guns N' Roses had never played these songs before.
24 Potential Collaborators for Rush’s Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson
Who's to say that they would stick with the tried-and-true trio format Rush has utilized since 1968?
September 2017 New Music Releases
The list of September 2017 new music releases is marked by one heartfelt goodbye and the long-awaited returns of a few huge stars.
Pink Floyd Fails Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Science Class: ‘There Is No Dark Side’ of the Moon
Pink Floyd‘s 'The Dark Side of the Moon' boasts plenty of rock gravitas – but science? Not so much.
Ted Nugent Shoots Down Kid Rock Candidacy, Takes a Swipe at Blue States
Ted Nugent would like the Republican Party to find a Donald Trump-like outsider who can take on Michigan's Democratic senator.