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.
Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, Has Died
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John Mellencamp’s ‘Plain Spoken’ Concert Film Headed to Netflix
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Eric Clapton Says He’s ‘Going Deaf’
Eric Clapton is facing health issues beyond the chronic nerve problems that have affected his back and hands.
Tom Petty Never Abandoned His Values, Or His Band, Over a Remarkable Career
Even as Tom Petty's career branched out, the Heartbreakers always remained a touchstone.
Pink Floyd Fails Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Science Class: ‘There Is No Dark Side’ of the Moon
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35 Years Ago: Roger Waters Creates, Then Loses Control of, ‘The Wall’ Movie
By the time 'Pink Floyd – The Wall' premiered, it had become something much different than what Roger Waters first envisioned.
Soundgarden Frontman Chris Cornell Hung Himself, Medical Examiner Confirms
The circumstances leading up to this tragedy remain unclear.
UPDATE: Jon Anderson to Perform with Yes at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction
Jon Anderson has confirmed an appearance on stage with Yes during next month’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction.
Styx, REO Speedwagon and Don Felder Announce ‘United We Rock’ Summer Tour with Denver Stop
This new tour, dubbed “United We Rock,” will cross the U.S. between June and August.
16 Memorable Moments From U2’s First ‘Joshua Tree’ Tour
'The Joshua Tree' was more than a hit album, though it was certainly that. It was part of a phenomenon that would change U2 forever.
Journey, Yes, ELO and Cars Among 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees
Journey, Electric Light Orchestra, Yes, the Cars, Pearl Jam and the J. Geils Band are among the artists nominated for induction in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's class of 2017.
Pat Benatar’s Life With Neil Giraldo Is Being Turned Into a Broadway Musical
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