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.
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?
Lynyrd Skynyrd Reschedule March Dates as Coronavirus Fears Grow
Last of the Street Survivors farewell tour currently has confirmed shows through August.
Why the Coronavirus Is Now Threatening Concerts and Festivals
As worry grows over large gatherings, could COVID-19 lead to cancellation of rock's biggest season?
Led Zeppelin Wins Latest ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Copyright Appeal
The Ninth Circuit reversed their prior opinion after the case was reviewed by the entire bench of judges – rather than a smaller panel.
Why Journey Are Paying Steve Perry Not to Sing
Court filings in a blockbuster lawsuit shed new light on their split.
Chris Robinson Pleas for Quiet at Black Crowes Acoustic Concert
"If you could just shut the f--- up a little bit."
45 Years Ago: ‘Philadelphia Freedom’ Bonds Elton John and Billie Jean King
A soaring anthem that name-checked the cradle of independence arrived just in time for the nation's Bicentennial.
35 Years Ago: Why Simple Minds Never Wanted to Record ‘Don’t You (Forget About Me)’
The chart-topping smash remains as a touchstone moment in every band profile, an obligatory part of every interview and a set-list stalwart.