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.
Bill Withers Dies of ‘Heart Complications’ at 81
Singer-songwriter scored a string of ageless '70s-era hits, including "Lean on Me," "Use Me" and "Ain't No Sunshine."
45 Years Ago: Journey Jam Out on Their Self-Titled Debut
Band replicated a fiery interplay that defined its early shows. Problem was record buyers weren't on board.
Top 10 John Prine Rock Cover Songs
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominee has plenty of famous fans outside of country music.
35 Years Ago: Phil Collins Takes the 808 Drum Machine Mainstream With a Ballad
Wait, a ballad? By one of rock's most recognizable drummers?
April 2020 New Music Releases
As with so much else in our world right now, the coronavirus had a huge impact on the list.
Who Sang the Most Journey Songs? Lead Vocal Totals
Steve Perry is obviously No. 1. But the runner-up might surprise longtime fans.
45 Years Ago: Why Eric Clapton Lost Momentum on ‘There’s One in Every Crowd’
Follow-up to '461 Ocean Boulevard' couldn't match its predecessor's gold-selling, chart-topping success.
45 Years Ago: How the Beatles Informed America’s ‘Sister Golden Hair’
Sessions for 1975's 'Hearts' began with pulling this future chart-topping song off the trash heap.
35 Years Ago: Revisiting Tears for Fears’ Tossed-Off ‘Everybody Wants to Rule the World’
There was momentum to keep, and America still to be conquered.
Lynyrd Skynyrd Reschedule March Dates as Coronavirus Fears Grow
Last of the Street Survivors farewell tour currently has confirmed shows through August.