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.
Bill Withers Dies of ‘Heart Complications’ at 81
Singer-songwriter scored a string of ageless '70s-era hits, including "Lean on Me," "Use Me" and "Ain't No Sunshine."
Steve Perry’s Amazing Comeback: One Year Later
The former Journey frontman's 2018 return was as surprising as it was successful.
Why the Beatles Reordered the ‘Abbey Road’ Medley
Known during the sessions as "The Long One," this sequence initially unfolded a different way.
How to Make the Perfect LP From Paul McCartney’s Recent Albums
The playlist is limited to 12 songs and roughly 45 minutes - just like a classic vinyl release!
Ringo Starr’s New Album Features a Very Special Beatles Moment
The drummer's 20th solo album was recorded with friends both old and new in his home studio.
David Bowie’s Early Years Chronicled in ‘Conversation Piece’ Box
The five-disc set includes home demos, radio sessions, rare studio recordings and a new mix of 'Space Oddity.'
See Photos From Jon Bon Jovi’s Runaway to Paradise Concert Cruise
The event took fans from Barcelona, Spain to Palma, Majorca, over five-days aboard the Norwegian Pearl.
25 Years Ago: Why Elton John Almost Never Made ‘The Lion King’
The soundtrack became a multi-million-selling, Oscar-winning 1994 triumph, but it wasn't easy.
50 Years Ago: Why Two Members of ZZ Top Pretended to Be the Zombies
"It was the '60s, man," Dusty Hill says.
How a Rule Change Helped Topple a Signature Beatles Chart Record
The mark stood for more than a half century, until 'Billboard' updated the way songs enter the Hot 100.