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.
45 Years Ago: Emerson, Lake and Palmer Mark End of Era With ‘Welcome Back, My Friends’
The trio's '70s-era live shows were just as outsized as their studio albums. Maybe more so.
35 Years Ago: Why the Fixx’s Chart Slide Shouldn’t Have Begun With ‘Phantoms’
Ironically, the lineup was becoming set just as they entered these choppy commercial waters.
September 2019 New Music Releases
The Beatles go on a deep dive into sessions for 'Abbey Road,' while Robbie Robertson returns with his first studio project since 2011.
Hear Robbie Robertson’s John Lennon Tribute, ‘Let Love Reign’
This is the second sneak peek at the former Band mastermind's upcoming solo album 'Sinematic.'
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.
Here’s What the Beatles’ ‘Abbey Road’ Reissue Box Is Missing
The track listing for an upcoming look at the band's penultimate album reveals some notable omissions.
Beatles Announce Expanded 40-Song ‘Abbey Road’ Reissue Box Set
The official announcement arrives 50 years to the day after they walked across the street outside of EMI Studios for the album's cover image.
Which Bonus Tracks Will Be Part of the Beatles’ ‘Abbey Road’ Box?
A deeper look at the album's most intriguing leftovers.
Led Zeppelin Copyright Case Draws Support From 123 Other Acts
They said each could "undoubtedly be affected by the outcome of this critically important case."
40 Years Ago: Nick Nolte Makes Sure ‘North Dallas Forty’ Breaks Every Rule
A football film directed by someone with little knowledge of the sport, it actually featured almost no football.