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 the Sex Pistols Ended Up Stealing David Bowie’s Equipment
Times were tight when the Sex Pistols started out, so much so that they resorted to swiping stuff.
Members of Blondie, the Replacements and MC5 Featured on New Johnny Thunders Tribute
'Live at the Bowery Electric' was culled from shows with Walter Lure, the lone survivor from Johnny Thunders' 'L.A.M.F.'-era band.
30 Years Ago: INXS Finally Achieve, Then Immediately Question Superstardom With ‘Kick’
After finding some success with 1985's 'Listen Like Thieves,' INXS rushed toward the path of most resistance.
25 Years Ago: Peter Gabriel Takes Off His Masks for the Dark and Personal ‘Us’
Over the years, Peter Gabriel had written about faith healers, suicidal poets and political martyrs, among others. With 'Us,' he turned his gaze inward.
35 Years Ago: Psychedelic Furs Reach a Creative Peak by Stirring in a Bit of Pop on ‘Forev…
'Forever Now' straddles – and perfectly balances – two distinct Psychedelic Furs eras.
25 Years Ago: Bob Mould Finally Finds Deserved Commercial Success With Sugar’s ‘Copper Blu…
Nirvana arrived and Bob Mould said he knew, right then, that guitar records were back.
Hear the Foo Fighters’ New Song, ‘The Line’
"The Line" is the Foo Fighters' third preview of 11 total 'Concrete and Gold' songs, following "The Sky Is a Neighborhood" and "Run."
10 Times Houston, Texas Made Indie Rock History
Houston’s connection with early rock and then classic rock is well established, but the city remains an important source of inspiration for alternative and indie bands, too.
Watch the Foo Fighters’ New Video for ‘The Sky Is a Neighborhood’
Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins first debuted this song at the Fillmore in May during the Acoustic-4-A-Cure benefit concert.
20 Years Ago: Morrissey Loses a Court Battle, Then Loses His Way on ‘Maladjusted’
Morrissey was a musician without a sound, a citizen without a country, and man outside the mainstream by the time 'Maladjusted' arrived.