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.
Guns N’ Roses’ ‘Rocket Queen’ Celebrates One Friendship and Ruins Another: The Story Behin…
Axl Rose dedicated 'Rocket Queen' to one of his early benefactors, then recorded sex with a bandmate's girl friend to complete the track.
Rock Legends Who Never Had a No. 1 Single
It's all the more surprising when you consider the success so many of them had by any other measure.
Guns N’ Roses Celebrate Cheap Booze on ‘Nightrain': The Story Behind Every ‘Appetite for D…
"Nightrain" found Guns N' Roses celebrating their rotgut wine of choice as a hustling, unsigned, flat-broke garage band.
Are Steven Tyler and Caitlyn Jenner Redoing Aerosmith’s ‘Dude Looks Like a Lady’?
The 67-year-old reality star calls Aerosmith's No. 14 hit "one of my favorite songs."
The History of Guns N’ Roses’ Controversy-Courting ‘Appetite for Destruction’ Cover
Guns N’ Roses‘ breakthrough with 'Appetite for Destruction' took longer than expected, partially because a string of retailers refused to carry the album.
Listen to Neil Young’s New Song With Promise of the Real, ‘Children of Destiny’
Promise of the Real have been working with Neil Young since 2015's 'The Monsanto Years.'
Lynyrd Skynyrd Are Trying to Stop Former Drummer’s Unauthorized Biopic
Artimus Pyle, who was with Lynyrd Skynyrd during their best-known period, announced plans for the film last year.
Nikki Sixx and Wendy Dio Mock Gene Simmons’ Attempt to Trademark Devil-Horn Gesture
Gene Simmons has a fight on his hands after attempting to trademark the devil-horn gesture.
Gene Simmons Wants to Trademark His Horn-Hands Gesture
Of course, a variety of other rockers have made hand signals that were similar, or even apparently exactly the same.
Derek Trucks Remembers Heartbreaking Final Visits With Gregg Allman
Until a visit about three weeks before he died, Derek Trucks figured Gregg Allman would beat his cancer.