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.
35 Years Ago: Talking Heads’ ‘Stop Making Sense’ Changes Concert Films Forever
It was no accident the band and director Jonathan Demme found each other.
Watch Peter Frampton Close Out Final Tour With a Beatles Cover
Surprisingly, his last song wasn't a big hit like "Show Me the Way" or "Do You Feel Like We Do."
Steve Perry’s Amazing Comeback: One Year Later
The former Journey frontman's 2018 return was as surprising as it was successful.
John Fogerty Announces ’50 Year Trip: Live at Red Rocks’
The former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman returns to 17 favorites and two choice covers.
Why There’ll Never Be a ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’-Style Bon Jovi Movie
Frontman nixed the idea of a biopic based on his band during his Runaway to Paradise cruise.
35 Years Ago: ‘Red Dawn’ Celebrates Rugged Individualism, and Blowing Up Stuff
The film was meant to tell larger truths about resisting authority, but remains very much of its time.
Foreigner Set for 10-Show Las Vegas Residency in 2020
Now, all they have to do is figure out how to fit in all of the band's most familiar songs.
40 Years Ago: When Pat Benatar Helped Rescue John Cougar’s Career
The erstwhile John Cougar's self-titled third album re-gained momentum after an unlikely assist.
August 2019 New Music Releases
Highly anticipated concert recordings from a trio of classic-rock greats top the list.
25 Years Ago: Why Elton John Almost Never Made ‘The Lion King’
The soundtrack became a multi-million-selling, Oscar-winning 1994 triumph, but it wasn't easy.