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.
Why Pink Floyd’s Muscular, Political ‘Animals’ Changed Everything
This hard-eyed rebuke of greed and the power structure was driven by Roger Waters' quickly awakening muse.
How a Cincinnati Concert by the Who Became a Tragedy
The origin of this disaster can be traced in part to the practice of general-admission seating.
The Day Freddie Mercury Died
Freddie Mercury was the face of Queen's wildly popular mixture of hard rock, pop, cabaret, glam and opera in the '70s, before becoming one the the AIDS virus' most well-known casualties in the '90s.