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.
How Barbra Streisand Unknowingly Inspired Aerosmith’s Biggest Hit
A Barbra Streisand anecdote about new love helped Aerosmith score their first and only No. 1 song.
Journey Could Be on the Brink of a Split After Latest Feud
Co-founding guitarist Neal Schon is strongly implying that he intends to construct a new lineup of Journey.
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!'
Gene Simmons Wants to Trademark His Horn-Hands Gesture
Of course, a variety of other rockers have made hand signals that were similar, or even apparently exactly the same.
How John Lennon Went Off the Deep End on ‘Some Time in New York City’
'Some Time in New York City' remains one of John Lennon's most determinedly topical, most critically reviled, and most often ignored solo albums.
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.
40 Years Ago: Brian Eno Meets David Byrne, Changing the Talking Heads’ Career Path
It was a big-bang moment for the Talking Heads.
Five Years Ago: Beastie Boys’ Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch Dies, but His Legacy Lives On
When Adam "MCA" Yauch died on May 4, 2012, it marked the end of the Beastie Boys – but not his lasting impact.
35 Years Ago: A Flock of Seagulls’ Eponymous Debut Shows They Were More Than Just a Haircu…
A Flock of Seagulls' first album smartly combined several different rising aesthetics, including New Wave, post-punk and the New Romantics.
David Byrne Praises Jonathan Demme’s ‘Joyous and Unexpected’ Use of Music in Film
David Byrne pays tribute to Jonathan Demme, the late director of the Talking Heads' 'Stop Making Sense.'