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 the newspaper industry, he previously oversaw a daily section that was named Top 10 in the nation by the AP.
How Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ Got A Teacher Fired
She's the teacher every kid wanted; but in the end, she found herself out of a job.
Bon Jovi, the Cars, Dire Straits and the Moody Blues to Enter Rock Hall
The fans nailed it again, as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces its Class of 2018 honorees.
Listen to Joe Perry’s New Song With Robin Zander of Cheap Trick
"Aye, Aye, Aye" is actually one of a trio of upcoming solo tracks featuring the Cheap Trick singer, something Joe Perry calls a dream come true.
Donald Fagen Sues Walter Becker’s Estate Over Steely Dan Ownership
Donald Fagen's plan to continue Steely Dan in Walter Becker's absence has run into a road block.
Charles Manson, Mass Murderer Who Twisted Beatles Lyrics, Is Dead
Charles Manson's death brings to a close a life defined by lawlessness, and framed by a deeply misguided obsession with the Beatles.
Aerosmith’s Joe Perry Announces First Solo Album Since 2009
Aerosmith's Joe Perry will release 'Sweetzerland Manifesto,' his first non-holiday solo album in eight years.
Steely Dan’s Walter Becker Died of ‘Extremely Aggressive’ Form of Cancer
Walter Becker passed away unexpectedly two months ago, after missing Steely Dan's Classic East and West concerts due to an unspecified ailment.
Rock Stars Flipping You Off
You can't be faulted for thinking rock has lost its edge, but at least one vestige of the music's provocative spirit remains.
The History of the Beatles’ ‘Come Together’ Covers
Even three of the people involved with the original session – John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Martin – have returned to "Come Together" over the years.
36 Classic Rock Songs Not Sung by the Lead Singer
Rock groups are often closely associated with their frontman. But that doesn't mean others don't occasionally get their due.