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.
The Cars Albums Ranked Worst to Best
This list traces a supernova career, but the Cars started out on a much smaller scale.
Blues Harmonica Legend James Cotton Dead at 81
Known as "Mr. Superharp," James Cotton's final star-studded album included Gregg Allman and Warren Haynes.
Kinks Frontman Ray Davies Has Been Knighted
“It lasted three minutes and it went very well,” the typically dry-witted Ray Davies says, “and I said goodbye and went home.”
Listen to Robert Plant’s Rare Solo Performance of Led Zeppelin’s ‘Kashmir’
Robert Plant hasn’t performed "Kashmir" since Led Zeppelin’s 2007 reunion. More interestingly, he apparently has never covered it as a solo artist.
Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ Opera Debuts in Montreal, U.S. Premiere Date Announced
Composer Roger Waters was in attendance at 'Another Brick in the Wall: The Opera' was unveiled by the Opéra de Montréal at Place des Arts.
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.
Phil Collins’ Estranged Daughter Lily Pens Open Letter Forgiving Him
Actress and model Lily Collins is reaching out to her father Phil Collins in an effort to heal their sometimes distant relationship.
John Mellencamp Albums Ranked Worst to Best
A pre-fab pop singer turned heartland rocker turned rootsy moralist, John Mellencamp has had almost as many career turns as names.
Toto Announce Headlining U.S. Tour
These new concerts follow a series of headlining U.S. shows last summer that marked Toto's first in more than a decade.
Recording Console Used for Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ to be Auctioned
One of two custom made by EMI's engineers, the console was in use at Abbey Road from 1971-83.
Roger Waters Reveals Release Date for Long-Awaited Album in New Teaser Video
Featured are new shots of Roger Waters collaborating in the studio, accompanied by an orchestra-washed score that's sure to pique the interest of Pink Floyd fans.
John Mellencamp Says Racist Comment Led to Split With Columbia Records
"I just said, 'Get me off this label – now,'" John Mellencamp reveals.