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.
How a Handshake Deal on an Iconic Jethro Tull Cover Went Bad
Burton Silverman is the typically uncredited, wildly underpaid cover artist behind 'Aqualung,' Jethro Tull's best-known album.
Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Gary Rossington Says He’s Had Heart Attacks Onstage
Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington is apparently taking a "battery of nitroglycerin pills to stay alive."
Nobody Ever Really Reunites
Fans are left, over and over, to wonder what might have been.
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Judas Priest's appropriately titled Firepower 2018 Tour is set to begin in March.
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40 Years Ago: How Robert Fleischman Began Journey’s Pre-Steve Perry Transformation
Robert Fleischman might have made a perfectly serviceable frontman for Journey. Then came Steve Perry.
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Watch Guns N’ Roses Pay Tribute to Glen Campbell and Cover James Brown
Axl Rose noted on stage in Edmonton that Guns N' Roses had never played these songs before.
35 Years Ago: Bad Company Disintegrates After Releasing ‘Rough Diamonds’
Bad Company ended with a bang, and then a whimper.
Journey Could Be on the Brink of a Split After Latest Feud
Co-founding guitarist Neal Schon is strongly implying that he intends to construct a new lineup of Journey.