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.
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5 Reasons the Doobie Brothers Should Be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
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Motley Crue to Reunite for Tour With Def Leppard, Poison: Report
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