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 the newspaper industry, he previously oversaw a daily section that was named Top 10 in the nation by the AP.
How Journey Ended Up With That ‘Cheeseball’ Video for ‘Separate Ways’
For some reason, someone came up on the idea of playing air guitar. And air drums and air bass and air synths.
50 Years Ago: Why Two Members of ZZ Top Pretended to Be the Zombies
"It was the '60s, man," Dusty Hill says.
Brian Wilson Postpones Summer U.S. Tour Citing Health Issues
These June dates were billed as his final performances of the Beach Boys' 1966 masterpiece 'Pet Sounds.'
Why Did Jeff Lynne Add ‘Bruce’ to Electric Light Orchestra’s ‘Don’t Bring Me Down’?
Actually, there was no Bruce.
40 Years Ago: How Electric Light Orchestra Slimmed Down, Then Went Disco on ‘Discovery’
Jeff Lynne had reached the end of a creative road with the out-sized construction – and success – of 1977's 'Out of the Blue.'
David Lee Roth Crashed a Bachelor Party, but Nobody Knew Him
He discovered someone blasting Van Halen in a nearby hotel room and decided to drop by.
45 Years Ago: Rush’s First U.S. Show Becomes a Complete Disaster
They were set to arrive with a very big bang. Then everything went wrong.
John Lennon’s Copy of Beatles’ ‘Butcher Cover’ Sells for $234K
It's believed to be the only one that features three band member signatures.
Hear a Dance Version of Van Halen’s ‘Panama’ by Bird and the Bee
The L.A.-based indie-pop duo are fans, but that doesn't mean they took a faithful approach.
Bruce Springsteen Announces New Solo Album ‘Western Stars’
This is his first new music since 'High Hopes' and the EP 'American Beauty' capped a period of renewed studio activity back in 2014.