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.
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.
Lynyrd Skynyrd Reschedule March Dates as Coronavirus Fears Grow
Last of the Street Survivors farewell tour currently has confirmed shows through August.
Peter Jackson’s ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ Set for Theatrical Release
Disney has acquired the worldwide distribution rights to documentary that expands on 'Let It Be.'
Why Journey Are Paying Steve Perry Not to Sing
Court filings in a blockbuster lawsuit shed new light on their split.
Steve Perry Sided With Ousted Rhythm Section in Journey Dispute
Ross Valory and Steve Smith were fired this week after the band said they attempted a "coup."
50 Years Ago: How the Guess Who Stumbled Into a No. 1 With ‘American Woman’
It all started with a bootlegger, a broken guitar string and a curling arena in Ontario.
45 Years Ago: How the Eagles Reluctantly Hit No. 1 With ‘Best of My Love’
Ironically, they struggled mightily while trying to piece together this easy-going song.
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.
35 Years Ago: How a Leftover Song Changed Journey Forever
A 16-year-old battling terminal illness became the first person outside their inner circle to hear "Only the Young."
Keith Richards Has Finally Stopped Smoking
News comes as the Rolling Stones announce another round of shows.
Def Leppard Unveil Five-Disc ‘Early Years’ Box Set
Preview the never-released Nick Tauber-produced version of 1979's "Rock Brigade."
Doobie Brothers Give Fans Credit for Belated Hall of Fame Nod
Frontman Tom Johnston says he "can't imagine a better start to our 50th year."