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.
Listen to a Snippet of New Charity Single Featuring Brian May
Ten percent of proceeds from "Get Up" go to MIND, which aims to help those at home with their mental well-being.
Bill Withers Dies of ‘Heart Complications’ at 81
Singer-songwriter scored a string of ageless '70s-era hits, including "Lean on Me," "Use Me" and "Ain't No Sunshine."
35 Years Ago: Phil Collins Takes the 808 Drum Machine Mainstream With a Ballad
Wait, a ballad? By one of rock's most recognizable drummers?
April 2020 New Music Releases
As with so much else in our world right now, the coronavirus had a huge impact on the list.
35 Years Ago: Revisiting Tears for Fears’ Tossed-Off ‘Everybody Wants to Rule the World’
There was momentum to keep, and America still to be conquered.
Why the Coronavirus Is Now Threatening Concerts and Festivals
As worry grows over large gatherings, could COVID-19 lead to cancellation of rock's biggest season?
Why Journey Are Paying Steve Perry Not to Sing
Court filings in a blockbuster lawsuit shed new light on their split.
Steve Perry Sided With Ousted Rhythm Section in Journey Dispute
Ross Valory and Steve Smith were fired this week after the band said they attempted a "coup."
Why Daryl Hall’s Debut Solo Album Sat on a Shelf For Three Years
Hall said the three-year delay "was the worst thing that ever happened to me."
Keith Richards Has Finally Stopped Smoking
News comes as the Rolling Stones announce another round of shows.