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.
35 Years Ago: Bad Company Disintegrates After Releasing ‘Rough Diamonds’
Bad Company ended with a bang, and then a whimper.
33 Classic Rock Artists Who Hate Their Own Records
Sometimes, bands got sick of a project because it simply became too popular. Other times, something just went terribly wrong.
Journey Could Be on the Brink of a Split After Latest Feud
Co-founding guitarist Neal Schon is strongly implying that he intends to construct a new lineup of Journey.
Foo Fighters’ New Album Will Feature Paul McCartney – on Drums
Paul McCartney hadn't even heard the song when he arrived.
55 Years Ago: How Robert Zimmerman Became Bob Dylan
It wasn't Bob Dylan's first name change – or the last.
See Photos as Brian Johnson Walks Away From Spectacular Car Crash
Brian Johnson's roll-over car crash happened this past weekend during a celebrity race at the Silverstone Classic in the U.K.
Rock Legends Who Never Had a No. 1 Single
It's all the more surprising when you consider the success so many of them had by any other measure.
Listen to the Cars’ Previously Unreleased Studio Version of ‘They Won’t See You’
A nervy romp from sessions for the Cars' 'Candy-O' album, "They Won't See You" had previously been available only in stripped-down demo form.
Guns N’ Roses’ ‘Mr. Brownstone’ Predicts a Desolate Future: The Story Behind Every ‘Appeti…
Written while in the studio recording 'Appetite for Destruction,' "Mr. Brownstone" describes Guns N' Roses' eventual descent into dope with prescient, excruciating detail.
Guns N’ Roses Celebrate Cheap Booze on ‘Nightrain': The Story Behind Every ‘Appetite for D…
"Nightrain" found Guns N' Roses celebrating their rotgut wine of choice as a hustling, unsigned, flat-broke garage band.