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.
George Harrison Gets Deep on ‘Within You Without You': The Story Behind Every ‘Sgt. Pepper…
"Within You Without You," the otherworldly last song completed for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, is hardly a Beatles song at all.
The Beatles Take a Flight of Fancy With ‘Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!': The Story Be…
The Beatles' strikingly vivid "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite" found inspiration in the most unusual of places.
The Beatles Balance Light and Dark on ‘Getting Better': The Story Behind Every ‘Sgt. Peppe…
Interestingly, the song's title didn't spring from the rich imaginations of either John Lennon or Paul McCartney.
Beatles’ Next Expanded Reissue Project Will Focus on the White Album
The Beatles have already set their sights on the next expanded reissue project after this year's look back at 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.'
June 2017 New Music Releases
Look for a few notable returns to glory, some terrific live sets and a group of very tasty reissues.
Eagles Lineup Changes: A Complete Guide
Late in Glenn Frey's life, the Eagles revolved around his partnership with Don Henley. But the band didn’t start that way – and it won’t end that way either.
17 Rock Stars Who Claimed Rock is Dead
See who has already stuck a fork in this cherished music – and why.
Peter Criss Plays First ‘One Last Time’ Show: Video, Set List
Peter Criss sprinkled in Kiss songs he originally sang with additional tracks from throughout his career.
Listen to a Live Version of Gov’t Mule’s New Song, ‘Dreams and Songs’
Gov’t Mule is premiering “Dreams and Songs” from the forthcoming 'Revolution Come … Revolution Go' today via Facebook Live.
Why Some Critics Initially Hated the Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’
Critic Richard Goldstein infamously called the Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band' “an undistinguished collection of work” – but he wasn’t alone in criticizing the project.