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."
Why the Coronavirus Is Now Threatening Concerts and Festivals
As worry grows over large gatherings, could COVID-19 lead to cancellation of rock's biggest season?
Why Journey Are Paying Steve Perry Not to Sing
Court filings in a blockbuster lawsuit shed new light on their split.
Steve Perry Sided With Ousted Rhythm Section in Journey Dispute
Ross Valory and Steve Smith were fired this week after the band said they attempted a "coup."
45 Years Ago: How the Eagles Reluctantly Hit No. 1 With ‘Best of My Love’
Ironically, they struggled mightily while trying to piece together this easy-going song.
Chris Robinson Pleas for Quiet at Black Crowes Acoustic Concert
"If you could just shut the f--- up a little bit."
Jon Bon Jovi Turned to JFK for Inspiration on ‘Bon Jovi 2020′ Cover
Main image for the band's most political album ever was modeled after a notable political figure.
Listen to Ozzy Osbourne’s New Song ‘It’s a Raid’ With Post Malone
Black Sabbath frontman has credited the rapper with inspiring him to return to the studio for his first solo project since 2010.
First Ronnie James Dio Career-Spanning Documentary in the Works
As-yet-untitled film will be based on the former Black Sabbath and Rainbow frontman's unfinished autobiography.
Keith Richards Has Finally Stopped Smoking
News comes as the Rolling Stones announce another round of shows.