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.
2018’s Five Worst Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Snubs
As fan voting continues for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's 2018 induction class, we can't help but wonder how these five key acts were somehow overlooked.
10 Times Houston, Texas Made Indie Rock History
Houston’s connection with early rock and then classic rock is well established, but the city remains an important source of inspiration for alternative and indie bands, too.
Watch the Foo Fighters’ New Video for ‘The Sky Is a Neighborhood’
Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins first debuted this song at the Fillmore in May during the Acoustic-4-A-Cure benefit concert.
Five Years Ago: Beastie Boys’ Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch Dies, but His Legacy Lives On
When Adam "MCA" Yauch died on May 4, 2012, it marked the end of the Beastie Boys – but not his lasting impact.
Pearl Jam Close Out 2017’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony – Then Jam
Tonight's after-ceremony jam featured “Rockin' in the Free World” by Neil Young, who was set to introduce Pearl Jam before falling ill.
Former Nine Inch Nails Keyboardist James Woolley Dies
James Woolley memorably appeared with Nine Inch Nails at Lollapalooza in 1991, and continued with them through a mud-covered 1994 stop at Woodstock.