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.
Prince Curtly Dismisses Another Youthful Suitor in ‘Lolita': 365 Prince Songs in a Year
'Lolita' found a then-newly single Prince once again curtly dismissing a youthful suitor.
Prince’s ‘Colonized Mind’ Boldly Confronts a World of Disappointment: 365 Prince Songs in …
"Colonized Mind" showed that Prince's concerns about being co-opted went well beyond a hated contract with Warner Bros.
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’s ‘7’ Provides the First Inklings of a New Name: 365 Prince Songs in a Year
The single cover for Prince's 1992 Top 10 hit '7' ended up providing the first rough sketch for the glyph that would become his name.
How Prince’s ‘Crystal Ball’ Finally Saw the Light of Day: 395 Prince Songs in a Year
Warner Bros. was still looking for a worthy commercial successor to 1984's 'Purple Rain,' not a triple album of funky weirdness.
Prince Pays Tribute to Jill Jones on ‘She’s Always In My Hair': 365 Prince Song in a Year
Even though Prince immortalized her on 'She's Always In My Hair,' Jill Jones' tale, unfortunately, followed a well-established pattern.
30 Years Ago: The Bangles Rock Out for ‘Less Than Zero,’ but Trouble Looms
A No. 2 hit cover of 'Hazy Shade of Winter' couldn't save the Bangles.
Prince Takes Us On a Masterful, If Confusing Trip to ‘Space': 365 Prince Songs in a Year
Prince's 'Space,' a successful but completely overlooked experiment with trip-hop, arrived during a period of controversy and bad ideas.
Prince Finds a Kindred Spirit With Tommy James’ ‘Crimson and Clover': 365 Prince Songs in …
Though it seemed a bit out of left field, Prince must have felt a connection – perhaps on many levels – with Tommy James' "Crimson and Clover."
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.