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.
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Freddie Mercury’s Sexuality Remained a Mystery Even to His Queen Bandmates
Queen never talked much about Freddie Mercury's sexuality, and even less about the disease that killed him.
20 Beatles Songs That John Lennon Hated
John Lennon tore into deep cuts, treasured favorites and no less than four Beatles songs that reached No. 1.
Which Hall of Fame Bands Hated Each Other the Most?
These bandmates totally hate each other. And some fancy statue isn't going to change that.
Meet the New Boss: Rock’s Replacement Singers
Rock's replacement singers are too often overlooked. After all, many bands soared to their greatest heights long after an original frontman departed.
72 Musicians Who Are Totally Lying About Their Names
Their names are forever etched in our collective musical memory – or are they?
The Story of Crosby, Stills and Nash’s ‘Annihilation’ Song, ‘Helplessly Hoping’
Crosby Stills and Nash's 1969 song 'Helplessly Hoping' appears in Alex Garland's 2018 sci-fi film 'Annihilation.'
Elton John Joined by Miley Cyrus for ‘Tiny Dancer’ at the Grammys
They performed "Tiny Dancer" before a crowd that included Elton John's longtime writing partner Bernie Taupin, who co-composed the song.
Sting Does ‘Subway Karaoke,’ Sings With Shaggy at Grammys
Sting recently announced an album project with Shaggy, a little more than a year after releasing '57th & 9th.'
Gary Clark Jr. Honors Chuck Berry and Fats Domino at the Grammys
Gary Clark Jr. and Jon Batiste took turns performing key early rock songs, both from 1955.