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 Hugh Hefner’s ‘Playboy After Dark’ Became a Classic Rock Showcase
The set for Hugh Hefner's 'Playboy After Dark' was built to resemble a mid-century cocktail party, complete with dancing guests and the clinking of highball glasses.
Frank Zappa Hologram Tour Is in the Works
No dates have been set, but the Zappa Family Trust says sidemen have already committed to the venture.
Watch Guns N’ Roses Pay Tribute to Glen Campbell and Cover James Brown
Axl Rose noted on stage in Edmonton that Guns N' Roses had never played these songs before.
How the Beatles Said Goodbye With Their Final Official Concert
At the time, it must have seemed like an otherwise nondescript show. Instead, history was made as the Beatles played the nearly half-empty Candlestick Park.
24 Potential Collaborators for Rush’s Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson
Who's to say that they would stick with the tried-and-true trio format Rush has utilized since 1968?
Pink Floyd Fails Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Science Class: ‘There Is No Dark Side’ of the Moon
Pink Floyd‘s 'The Dark Side of the Moon' boasts plenty of rock gravitas – but science? Not so much.
Journey Could Be on the Brink of a Split After Latest Feud
Co-founding guitarist Neal Schon is strongly implying that he intends to construct a new lineup of Journey.
55 Years Ago: How Robert Zimmerman Became Bob Dylan
It wasn't Bob Dylan's first name change – or the last.
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.