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.
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?
April 2020 New Music Releases
As with so much else in our world right now, the coronavirus had a huge impact on the list.
Who Sang the Most Journey Songs? Lead Vocal Totals
Steve Perry is obviously No. 1. But the runner-up might surprise longtime fans.
Nick Mason and Dennis DeYoung Push Back New Album Release Dates
Former Styx singer's label cites growing concerns over the impact of COVID-19.
45 Years Ago: How the Beatles Informed America’s ‘Sister Golden Hair’
Sessions for 1975's 'Hearts' began with pulling this future chart-topping song off the trash heap.
35 Years Ago: Revisiting Tears for Fears’ Tossed-Off ‘Everybody Wants to Rule the World’
There was momentum to keep, and America still to be conquered.
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 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.
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."
The First Time Journey Fired Ross Valory and Steve Smith
Getting let go may have felt a little like deja vu for the band's longtime rhythm section.
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.