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.
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.
50 Years Ago: Moody Blues Break Rules on ‘Days of Future Passed’
As 'Days of Future Passed' shot up the U.K. rock charts, the Moody Blues secured their place in prog history.
Bob Dylan Wanted to Write and Star in a Slapstick TV Comedy
After watching a string of Jerry Lewis films, Bob Dylan contacted 'Seinfeld' writer Larry Charles with an idea.
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.
Neil Young Is Auctioning Off His Model Trains
Neil Young is selling off some of his collectibles as a benefit for the Bridge School in California.
New Beatles Box Set Collects Their Christmas Records
The Beatles' collectible holiday records for fan club members will be reissued in a new limited-edition box.
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.
Check Out Gary Clark Jr.’s Amped-Up Cover of the Beatles’ ‘Come Together’
Gary Clark Jr.'s Beatles update is included on the soundtrack for the upcoming 'Justice League' film.
30 Years Ago: Robbie Robertson Finally Steps Out as a Solo Artist
Robbie Robertson took his time releasing his first solo album, waiting almost a decade after the Band's 'Last Waltz' came out.
40 Years Ago: Steve Perry Performs His First Show With Journey
As the new singer for Journey, Steve Perry had a suspicious audience to win over.