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.
No Hall of Fame for You: 19 Artists Left Out of Their Band’s 2017 Nominations
We look at the individuals who weren't included when their bands were nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class of 2017.
Journey, Yes, ELO and Cars Among 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees
Journey, Electric Light Orchestra, Yes, the Cars, Pearl Jam and the J. Geils Band are among the artists nominated for induction in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's class of 2017.
Why John Mellencamp Got Frisky on ‘Whenever We Wanted’
John Mellencamp decided to apply the cinematic detail of 1987's 'The Lonesome Jubilee' to something more elemental.
Stevie Nicks Plans Expanded Reissues of ‘Bella Donna’ and ‘The Wild Heart’
Both feature newly remastered audio, as well as never-before-heard extras including additional songs, live takes and demos.
You Can Now Experience Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ in Virtual Reality
Decades ago, Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" asked: "Is this the real life?" So, what better soundtrack for a new virtual reality interactive?
David Bowie Tribute Plaque Destroyed in Berlin
Unveiled just last month, the porcelain sign marks the home David Bowie shared with Iggy Pop in the '70s – a particularly fertile period.
Vince Neil’s Battery Trial Postponed
Vince Neil faces a maximum of six months in jail after being charged with misdemeanor battery in connection with an April 7, 2016, fan incident in Los Vegas.
35 Years Ago: ZZ Top Begin Refining Their ’80s Sound on ‘El Loco’
On one level, 'El Loco' was a continuation of ZZ Top's Texas-steeped blues aesthetic. But something else was in play, as a new synth-driven decade dawned.
Bruce Springsteen Announces Book Tour for Upcoming Memoir
Dates have been announced into October, and all events include a pre-signed copy of the book.
Abbey Road Console Used by the Beatles Goes Up for Sale
Named REDD.37 after its design team in EMI's Record Engineering Development Department, the desk was used by the Beatles through the making of 'Let It Be.'
Queen Dominate New Scientific Study of History’s Most Addictive Songs
Queen finished with three of the Top 10 earworms of all time, according to researchers at the University of St. Andrews.
That Time Hall and Oates Perfected New Wave Soul on ‘Private Eyes’
Hall and Oates' first-ever Top 5 Billboard album is also among their best.