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.
40 Years Ago: Styx Break Through While Questioning It All on ‘The Grand Illusion’
As Styx finally achieved a long-hoped-for measure of success, they did a rare thing in rock: Look inward.
30 Years Ago: Grateful Dead Hit Stunning Commercial Heights With ‘In the Dark’
When the Grateful Dead re-convened in the late ’80s, they focused on the group’s holy grail: Making a representative studio effort.
Def Leppard Could Tour With Journey for Some 2018 Dates
They last shared the same bill in 2006, when Def Leppard was on the road in support of 'Yeah!'
Listen to Neil Young’s New Song With Promise of the Real, ‘Children of Destiny’
Promise of the Real have been working with Neil Young since 2015's 'The Monsanto Years.'
The Long Journey Queen’s ‘Brighton Rock’ Took to the ‘Baby Driver’ Soundtrack
Queen's "Brighton Rock" grew out of a lengthy period of experimentation by guitarist Brian May.
Listen to the Ramones’ Unreleased Demo of ‘Swallow My Pride': Exclusive Premiere
The Ramones' "Swallow My Pride" became the lone Top 40 U.K. hit from 1977's 'Leave Home.'
Tony Iommi’s Album Project With Brian May Could Still Happen
We got a preview of how this combustible duo would work together when Brian May appeared on Tony Iommi's self-titled 2000 solo album.
Black Sabbath Drummer Bill Ward Is Selling Gear From Throughout His Career
A new Reverb.com shop will feature more than 200 historic items used in the studio and on tour.
35 Years Ago: Crosby, Stills and Nash Reunite, Sort of, for ‘Daylight Again’
Graham Nash once said 1982's long-gestating 'Daylight Again' was "by far, one of the most frustrating projects of my life."
Lynyrd Skynyrd Are Trying to Stop Former Drummer’s Unauthorized Biopic
Artimus Pyle, who was with Lynyrd Skynyrd during their best-known period, announced plans for the film last year.