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.
The Sad and Protracted End of Beatles and Rolling Stones Sideman Billy Preston
Known for his big smile and his even bigger afro, Billy Preston died in an avalanche of health, legal and financial problems.
Journey’s Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain Appear to Be Feuding
Journey is in the midst of a public rift, just months after their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Bob Seger Announces Initial Dates on Fall ‘Runaway Train’ Tour
Bob Seger still hasn't clarified the meaning of a promo video for these dates that seemed to indicate plans to retire.
John Lennon Discovers Suburbia’s Monotony in ‘Good Morning Good Morning': The Story Behind…
With the Beatles off the road, John Lennon became trapped inside the every-day ennui of a marriage he never really wanted.
Is Bob Seger Retiring After His Next Tour?
Bob Seger might be ready to turn the page – for good.
George Harrison Gets Deep on ‘Within You Without You': The Story Behind Every ‘Sgt. Pepper…
"Within You Without You," the otherworldly last song completed for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, is hardly a Beatles song at all.
The Beatles Take a Flight of Fancy With ‘Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!': The Story Be…
The Beatles' strikingly vivid "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite" found inspiration in the most unusual of places.
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.
More Details Emerge on Motley Crue’s ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’ Reissue
Motley Crue have teamed with PledgeMusic to commemorate the 30th anniversary of 'Girls, Girls, Girls.'
The Beatles Balance Light and Dark on ‘Getting Better': The Story Behind Every ‘Sgt. Peppe…
Interestingly, the song's title didn't spring from the rich imaginations of either John Lennon or Paul McCartney.