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.
Inside Keith Moon’s Craziest Antics: Video
Drummer took rock 'n' roll excess and made it into something approaching performance art.
Elvis Presley Drummer D.J. Fontana Dies at 87
The drummer played on Elvis Presley's most important and well-known recordings – including "Hound Dog," "Heartbreak Hotel," "Jailhouse Rock" and "Don't Be Cruel."
25 Years Ago: XTC Produces Lush ‘Nonsuch’ Amid Continuing Label Turmoil
Bookended by standoffs with Virgin Records, 'Nonsuch' found XTC trying new things.
Lemmy Kilmister’s Death: One Year Later
Lemmy Kilmister's death set off a powerful wave of remembrance and tribute from colleagues and fans alike. But this loss would reverberate long past the initial shock.
5 Reasons Depeche Mode Should Be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Depeche Mode quickly emerged with something that stood out in an era of mindless musical consumption.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2017 Nominees to be Revealed This Week
Pearl Jam and PJ Harvey are among the newly eligible acts who might hear their names called as the Class of 2017 nominees are announced this week.
15 Years Ago: Drive-By Truckers Explore Widescreen Themes With ‘Southern Rock Opera’
The Drive-By Truckers hurtled to wider attention with this hard-eyed, politically astute double album based loosely on the Lynyrd Skynyrd saga.
Cassette Store Day Exclusives To Include Death Cab for Cutie, Jeff the Brotherhood + Other…
Death Cab For Cutie, the Ramones, Jeff the Brotherhood and Big Star are among the highlights of this year's Cassette Store Day offerings in North America. This fourth annual tape alternative to Record Store Day is set for Oct. 8 at shops and venues in the U...
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.
Listen to Civil Twilight’s Haunting Take on ‘Dancing With Myself’ by Billy Idol
South Africa's Civil Twilight has drilled down into the heartbreaking emotional center of Billy Idol's "Dancing With Myself."