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.
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.
Brian Johnson Said Racing Cars, Not Music, Caused His Hearing Loss
Brian Johnson has been openly discussing his hearing loss since at least 2014, when he told Howard Stern that rock 'n' roll wasn't fully to blame.
Moody Blues Probably Will Never Record Again
Recent solo efforts by both Justin Hayward and John Lodge may be the closest fans will ever get to more new music from the Moody Blues.
Update: Is David Lee Roth’s New Song a Farewell to Van Halen? Yes, Maybe
Tucked away inside the latest episode of David Lee Roth's 'Roth Show' was a mournful new song – and it's resulted in some ruminating among Van Halen fans.
Chicago Albums Ranked Worst to Best
This list of Chicago Albums Ranked Worst to Best reminds us once more of the opposing forces that always drove the band.