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.
20 Years Ago: Prince Tries For Santana-Like Success With ‘Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic’
'Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic' was shaping up like a throwback – then Arista Records' Clive Davis had an idea.
5 Years Ago: How Prince Stormed Back With ‘Art Official Age’
This comeback coincided with another career plot twist: A new contract with his old nemesis, Warner Bros.
When Prince Took a Begrudging Look Back on ‘The Hits/The B-Sides’
This well-received compilation represented another round in his seemingly never-ending tangle with Warner Bros.
How Prince Found a Way to Channel Mavis Staples on ‘The Voice’
At one point, the former Staple Singers star called this the best album she'd ever made.
When Prince Dug Deep on the Unjustly Overlooked ‘Graffiti Bridge’ LP
The songs, many of them quite good, deserved a better vehicle.
Prince’s ‘Emancipation,’ ‘Chaos and Disorder’ and ‘Versace Experience’ Return on Vinyl
This trio of mid-'90s projects includes his expansive first post-Warner Bros. album and a release that's since been hailed as the costliest cassette ever.
When Prince Basically Made the Time’s Debut Album By Himself
He produced, arranged, recorded, largely wrote and almost completely played their self-titled 1981 release.
How Prince Challenged Expectations at the Celebrity-Filled ‘Purple Rain’ Release Party
He finally took the stage at 12:20AM, beginning with two decidedly offbeat songs.
Art Neville, Early Funk Pioneer, Dies at 81
Co-founder of the Meters and then the Neville Brothers had several notable rock connections.
Who Recorded With Prince the Longest?
Figuring out who had the lengthiest collaborative stint in the studio might seem a bit oxymoronic.