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 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.
The Story of Def Leppard’s First Concert
Def Leppard's first concert took place on July 18, 1978 at the Westfield School in Sheffield, England.
Revisiting the Doors’ Stumble Through the Experimental ‘The Soft Parade’
'The Soft Parade,' a wildly uneven affair, went platinum anyway - but likely only because of the Doors' earlier successes.
Jimmy Page on Led Zeppelin Reissues: ‘This Is Closure’
With the arrival this month of the final trio of releases in Led Zeppelin's massive reissue series, the focus has turned to what's next for Jimmy Page, the mastermind behind the project.
Bon Jovi Reportedly Set to Release New Album
Bon Jovi are reportedly set to release Burning Bridges, their first album of the post-Richie Sambora era.