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.
30 Years Ago: Prince Suddenly Shelves ‘The Black Album,’ But Why?
The story of Prince's decision to pull 'The Black Album,' just days before its initial release, has become a kind of R&B 'Rashomon.'
Prince Fully Inhabits the Holy Trinity on ‘I Would Die 4 U': 365 Prince Songs in a Year
This could easily be misconstrued as nothing more than messianic hubris from Prince, but there was much more to "I Would Die 4 U."
Prince Explores Motivations of the Flesh on ‘Automatic': 365 Prince Songs in a Year
There were two sides to Prince – the profane and the sacred. Or, so we've often been told.
Soundgarden Frontman Chris Cornell Hung Himself, Medical Examiner Confirms
The circumstances leading up to this tragedy remain unclear.
Prince Confronts the Jimi Hendrix Comparisons on ‘Purple House': 365 Prince Songs in a Yea…
Was Prince the heir to Jimi Hendrix? He was known to bristle at the analogy.