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.
Watch Gene Simmons Go Into the Crowd to Confront a Heckler
Kiss co-founder Gene Simmons left the stage to silence a heckler during a solo performance in Providence, R.I., recently.
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.
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.
35 Years Ago: Hall and Oates Sharpen Their Sound on ‘H2O’
Hall and Oates shifted focus to the mechanized '80s zeitgeist on 'H20,' building on the long-hoped-for fame they'd earlier achieved with a turn toward sleek New Wave.
That Time Led Zeppelin Stole the Who’s Dinner Reservations
Robert Plant said Led Zeppelin once ate for free at one of New York City's hottest spots after he was mistaken for Roger Daltrey.
Scorpions Cancel Remaining North American Shows
The Scorpions were slated to continue shows with Megadeth until Oct. 15 at Tampa, Fla.
Prince Gets Back to His Old R&B Ways on ‘A Million Days': 365 Prince Songs in a Year
Prince's "A Million Days," a tender ballad that evolves into a torrid cry for love, arrived during a period of stability and retrenchment.
20 Years Ago: The Rolling Stones Attempt to Modernize on ‘Bridges to Babylon’
As the '90s wore on, Mick Jagger became concerned with keeping the Rolling Stones fresh. That led directly to some dated experimentation.
Allman Brothers Band Producer Johnny Sandlin Dies
Johnny Sandlin was a former member of the Allman Brothers Band precursor group Hour Glass with Gregg and Duane Allman.
Paul Simon, Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor and Others to Play Texas Hurricane Benefit
An all-star lineup featuring Paul Simon, Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor and others is set to perform at a huge benefit for hurricane victims in Texas.
Hear the Foo Fighters’ New Song, ‘The Line’
"The Line" is the Foo Fighters' third preview of 11 total 'Concrete and Gold' songs, following "The Sky Is a Neighborhood" and "Run."
Prince Blends the Old School and the Futuristic on ‘Love': 365 Prince Songs in a Year
After fully embracing his stirring past on 2004's 'Musicology,' Prince began to push the envelope again on the follow up.