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.
Queen Will Receive a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award
Queen already has two recordings in the Grammy Hall of Fame.
Moody Blues’ Ray Thomas Dies at 76
Ray Thomas wrote or co-wrote more than 25 Moody Blues songs, but he will perhaps always be best remembered for his distinctive contributions on flute.
Top 5 Classic Rock Albums of 2017
Here's a look at the best classic rock albums released in 2017.
Bon Jovi, the Cars, Dire Straits and the Moody Blues to Enter Rock Hall
The fans nailed it again, as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces its Class of 2018 honorees.
Dave Mustaine Says Credit Dispute Nixed Metallica’s ‘No Life ‘Til Leather’ Reissue
When Metallica announced a limited-edition cassette-only reissue for Record Store Day 2015, it seemed their early demos were next in line for an expanded look back.
Donald Fagen Sues Walter Becker’s Estate Over Steely Dan Ownership
Donald Fagen's plan to continue Steely Dan in Walter Becker's absence has run into a road block.
Charles Manson, Mass Murderer Who Twisted Beatles Lyrics, Is Dead
Charles Manson's death brings to a close a life defined by lawlessness, and framed by a deeply misguided obsession with the Beatles.
Steely Dan’s Walter Becker Died of ‘Extremely Aggressive’ Form of Cancer
Walter Becker passed away unexpectedly two months ago, after missing Steely Dan's Classic East and West concerts due to an unspecified ailment.
The History of the Beatles’ ‘Come Together’ Covers
Even three of the people involved with the original session – John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Martin – have returned to "Come Together" over the years.
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.