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.
Nikki Sixx Criticizes the Who for Continuing to Tour
For Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx, saying goodbye now is an attempt to go out with some dignity intact.
The Day Jerry Garcia Died
Jerry Garcia died at a rehabilitation clinic in Forest Knolls, Calif., on Aug. 9, 1995. He was 53.
Ozzy Osbourne Reportedly in New ‘Ghostbusters’ Movie
Is Ozzy Osbourne going to have a role in the forthcoming all-female 'Ghostbusters' reboot?
Steve Howe Says Yes Concerts Will Be Tributes to Late Chris Squire
As Yes' first-ever tour without the late Chris Squire gets underway, guitarist Steve Howe says he hopes the shows will provide some solace to a saddened fanbase.
How Neil Young Mourned Kurt Cobain on ‘Sleeps With Angels’
'Sleeps With Angels,' recorded after Kurt Cobain committed suicide, gave Neil Young the second of three consecutive Top 10 albums in the early '90s.
Dickey Betts Responds to Gregg Allman’s Reunion Talk
Dickey Betts has responded to a surprising reunion overture from erstwhile Allman Brothers Band partner Gregg Allman, a decade and a half after their acrimonious split.
How Talking Heads Marked a Turning Point on ‘Fear of Music’
Released on Aug. 3, 1979, the Talking Heads' Fear of Music found David Byrne's always-offbeat observations set to turbulent, often strikingly ominous music beds that grew out of loose, but ultimately uncredited full-band jams.
Judge Rules On Release of Kurt Cobain Death-Scene Photos
Conspiracy theorist Richard Lee won't get access to unreleased, and potentially grisly, death-scene photos of Kurt Cobain, a judge ruled today.
Phil Rudd Curses Out News Media Upon His Return Home
A cameraman with New Zealand's TV3 caught the full force of Phil Rudd's rage when he asked the troubled AC/DC drummer about his most recent run in with authorities.
How Van Halen and Sammy Hagar Reunited for Three New ‘Best of Both Worlds’ Tracks
Van Halen reunited with Sammy Hagar for three new songs in 2004, then mounted a tour that would cause an irreparable rift.