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.
30 Years Ago: Terence Trent D’Arby’s Big Talk Defines His Big Hit ‘Hardline’
This album and boastful statements from the era ended up defining Terence Trent D'Arby forever.
‘Last Heart’ Allowed Eric Leeds to Shine Again – Eventually: 365 Prince Songs in a Year
"Last Heart" is a great example of the fizzy sense of adventure that Eric Leeds always brought to sessions with Prince.
How John Blackwell Jr. Helped Prince Reach a Transformative Moment on ‘Everywhere': 365 Pr…
Prince's "Everywhere" began a lengthy, sound-shifting period of collaboration with the late drummer John Blackwell Jr.
Watch a Trailer for the New Morrissey Biopic ‘England Is Mine’
Originally called 'Steven,' in honor of Morrissey's given first name, 'England Is Mine' is due in theaters on Aug. 4.
Afghan Whigs Guitarist Dave Rosser Dies of Cancer
Dave Rosser announced he had inoperable colon cancer in last October.
Prince’s Death Imbues ‘Moonbeam Levels’ With a Dark New Meaning: 365 Prince Songs in a Yea…
In the wake of Prince's sudden death, his long-discussed vault of songs transformed from mythical idea to stark reality.
25 Years Ago: The B-52’s Struggle Through ‘Good Stuff’ Without Cindy Wilson
They'd already lost her brother Ricky Wilson in the run up to 1989's breakout smash 'Cosmic Thing.'
Foo Fighters Unveil Fourth New ‘Concrete and Gold’ Song, ‘Sunday Rain’
The Foo Fighters' ninth album is due in September, with a string of North American dates to follow.
Prince’s Girlfriend Inspires ‘The Beautiful Ones,’ But Which One?: 365 Prince Songs in a Y…
Common knowledge has long held that Prince's "The Beautiful Ones" was written for Susannah Melvoin. He begged to differ.
Chris Cornell Will Appear on an Upcoming Johnny Cash Album
Johnny Cash's son, John Carter Cash, invited Chris Cornell to participate before his death back in May.
10 Years Ago: White Stripes Get Back to Their Roots on ‘Icky Thump,’ Then Vanish
As with many bands who came before them, it seemed the White Stripes' long-awaited success simply created more pressure.
Prince Predicts His Own Bright Future in ‘Baby, I’m a Star': 365 Prince Songs in a Year
Prince's 'Baby I'm a Star' appeared on 1984's 'Purple Rain,' but actually dates back to a period when he was still trying to break through.