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.
25 Years Ago: Why Elton John Almost Never Made ‘The Lion King’
The soundtrack became a multi-million-selling, Oscar-winning 1994 triumph, but it wasn't easy.
30 Years Ago: How Sean Connery Got Harrison Ford to Return as Indiana Jones
'The Last Crusade' focused on a search for the archeologist's lost father, their lost relationship – and a certain legendary goblet.
How Is the Resurgence of Vinyl Impacting Our Environment?
After more than a decade of phenomenal growth in vinyl sales, the question of sustainability remains.
Hear a Dance Version of Van Halen’s ‘Panama’ by Bird and the Bee
The L.A.-based indie-pop duo are fans, but that doesn't mean they took a faithful approach.
7 Things to Look for on the 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Broadcast
Several legends were honored through stirring speeches, fun collaborations and raucous onstage performances.
40 Years Ago: Van Halen Kick Off Their First Headlining Tour
Band was still focused on performing, even though it had just released follow-up to multi-platinum debut.
Here’s How to Make Your Own Personalized Led Zeppelin Playlist
A new Spotify partnership allows fans to mix and match songs from any album in the band's catalog.
Queensryche Say They’ve Been ‘Bamboozled’ by PledgeMusic
Fans apparently won't get an upcoming new album project – or their money back – from the embattled crowdfunding company.
Listen to Tom Petty’s Previously Unreleased Song ‘For Real’
Unheard track arrives in advance of a new two-disc career retrospective called 'The Best of Everything.'
40 Years Ago: ‘The Warriors’ Come Out to Play, and Real Life Violence Ensues
Walter Hill's film unfolded like a spaghetti western-style odyssey, more than a gutsy docudrama. Then people started getting killed.