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.
February 2020 New Music Releases
Many of the upcoming records have a dark theme – actually, a black one.
45 Years Ago: ‘Baretta’ Premiere Echoes Robert Blake’s Dark Future
The mercurial actor later returned to headlines when his wife was gunned down after dinner at an Italian eatery in Sherman Oaks, Calif.
Surviving Doors Members to Stage Rare Reunion at Charity Show
They've appeared onstage together only a few times since ending a lengthy legal battle in 2013.
Lynyrd Skynyrd Invites Styx Over For Four-Day Simple Man Jam
The Simple Man Cruise is morphing into a land-based musical festival.
Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode Celebrate Hall of Fame Inductions
They're joining the Doobie Brothers, T-Rex, Whitney Houston and the Notorious B.I.G. in this year's class.
Doobie Brothers Give Fans Credit for Belated Hall of Fame Nod
Frontman Tom Johnston says he "can't imagine a better start to our 50th year."
Bon Jovi Announce New Tour With Bryan Adams
Dates conclude with a two-night stand at Madison Square Garden.
Todd Rundgren to Celebrate ‘A Wizard, a True Star’ on New Tour
He'll play a full side of his experimental 1973 album, plus another set of career-spanning hits.
Mike Campbell’s Dirty Knobs Announce Debut Album and Tour
They first got together almost 15 years ago, but 'Wreckless Abandon' is the band's first studio project.
Rush Drummer and Lyricist Neil Peart Dies
The band completed its final tour in 2015.