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.
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These bandmates totally hate each other. And some fancy statue isn't going to change that.
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Elton John Adds More Dates to Sprawling Final Tour
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Gary Clark Jr. Honors Chuck Berry and Fats Domino at the Grammys
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Elton John Joined by Miley Cyrus for ‘Tiny Dancer’ at the Grammys
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Elton John Retiring From Road After ‘Farewell’ Tour
Elton John will mount a three-year farewell tour, then leave the road forever.