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.
Screwups in Your Favorite Rock Songs
Even your favorite rock god makes a mistake every now and again. Some of these mishaps even make it onto proper albums
Yes, Even Mick Jagger Makes Dad Jokes on His Son’s Instagram
Think having a rock-star father exempts you from the usual dad jokes? Lucas Jagger is here to definitively refute that.
Revisiting Pink Floyd’s Last Proper LP, ‘The Division Bell’
The Division Bell wasn't just a return to Pink Floyd's earlier, more free-flowing psych-rock songcraft.
John Lennon and Paul McCartney’s Only Post-Beatles Session
A drug-fueled recording session featuring John Lennon and Paul McCartney took place on March 28, 1974,
The Death of Randy Rhoads
One of rock's enduring mysteries unfolded on March 19, 1982, as 25-year-old Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Randy Rhoads died in a fiery plane crash.
The History of AC/DC and the ‘Night Stalker’ Murders
Richard Ramirez, a transient based in Los Angeles, spent a terrifying portion of 1984 and 1985 committing a string of unspeakable crimes under cover of darkness.
The Day Jim Morrison Allegedly Exposed Himself Onstage
Did he or didn't he?
The Day the Eagles Fired Don Felder
Only two members of the Eagles had enjoyed longer tenures in the band when Don Felder was fired on Feb. 6, 2001.
Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister Remembered During Emotional Service
"I miss you already, Lemmy," Motorhead drummer Mikkey Dee said. "Try to take it a little easier on the other side."
Guns N’ Roses Rumor: Steven Adler Negotiating for Role in Reunion Tour
At least one other member of Guns N' Roses' classic-era lineup could be part of the band's long-awaited reunion.