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.
Bill Withers Dies of ‘Heart Complications’ at 81
Singer-songwriter scored a string of ageless '70s-era hits, including "Lean on Me," "Use Me" and "Ain't No Sunshine."
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.
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?
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.
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.
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 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?
50 Years Ago: Beatles Release One of Many Versions of ‘Let It Be’
The band didn't seem capable of letting one of its final singles be.