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.
30 Years Ago: Prince Replaces ‘The Black Album’ With ‘Lovesexy’
Prince's 'Lovesexy' lived up to the dichotomy inherent in its title.
35 Years Ago: R.E.M.’s Small-Scale Ambitions Come Up Big on ‘Murmur’
Their debut album was perfectly titled: R.E.M. did indeed arrive like a murmur, something you heard in passing more than really saw coming.
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.
25 Years Ago: David Bowie Opens Up on ‘Black Tie White Noise’
An emotional turning point informed every element of David Bowie's 'Black Tie White Noise,' which arrived on April 5, 1993.
5 Years Ago: David Bowie Begins a Final Career Resurgence on ‘The Next Day’
With 'The Next Day,' David Bowie never sounded more like himself – whatever that was.
Styx, Joan Jett and Tesla Join Together for U.S. Summer Tour
Styx and Joan Jett will hit the road as co-headliners beginning on May 30.
How Journey’s ‘Frontiers’ Could Have Been Their Best ’80s Album
A record-label guy screwed everything up.
Elton John’s ‘Farewell’ Tour Coming to Minneapolis
Elton John will mount a three-year farewell tour, then leave the road forever. He will make a stop in Minneapolis next year at the Target Center on February 21st, 2019.
Elton John Reportedly Set to Retire From Touring
Elton John has promised a "special announcement" during a news conference to be held later today.
Neal Schon Says Journey Are Ready to Move on After ‘Hard Times’
Neal Schon says Journey are recovering from a very public dispute over the role of religion and politics in the band.