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.
Revisiting Neil Young’s Politically Charged ‘Living With War’
On 'Living with War,' Neil Young recaptured the eruptive sound of albums like 'Rust Never Sleeps' and first-take fury of "Ohio."
Paul McCartney Teases Involvement in ‘Classic Rock Coachella’
It appears Paul McCartney has confirmed his participation in a huge mega-concert reportedly slated for later this fall.
The Time Prince Blew Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne and Steve Winwood Off the Stage
George Harrison's posthumous 2004 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame brought out some expected friends and collaborators – but it was fellow inductee Prince who stole the show.
Bus Carrying Fans to Guns N’ Roses Concert Crashes, Killing One
One person is dead and nearly 30 others were injured when a bus carrying a group of fans to a Guns N' Roses concert in Mexico City overturned.
Glenn Hughes on Deep Purple’s Belated Hall of Fame Induction and How David Bowie Kept Them…
Even as years of eligibility turned into decades, former Deep Purple bassist Glenn Hughes was certain his old band would be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Motorhead’s ‘Clean Your Clock’ Will Feature One of Lemmy’s Final Shows
'Clean Your Clock' was recorded on Nov. 20-21 in Munich, Germany, just weeks before frontman Lemmy Kilmister's sudden death.
The Story of Pink Floyd’s Final ‘Proper’ Studio Album, ‘The Division Bell’
The Division Bell wasn't just a return to Pink Floyd's earlier, more free-flowing psych-rock songcraft.
The History of John Lennon and Paul McCartney’s Only Post-Beatles Session
A drug-fueled recording session featuring John Lennon and Paul McCartney took place on March 28, 1974,
The Death of Randy Rhoads
One of rock's enduring mysteries unfolded on March 19, 1982, as 25-year-old Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Randy Rhoads died in a fiery plane crash.
The History of AC/DC and the ‘Night Stalker’ Murders
Richard Ramirez, a transient based in Los Angeles, spent a terrifying portion of 1984 and 1985 committing a string of unspeakable crimes under cover of darkness.