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’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.
Who Recorded With Prince the Longest?
Figuring out who had the lengthiest collaborative stint in the studio might seem a bit oxymoronic.
Why Prince’s ‘Chaos and Disorder’ Isn’t the Throwaway He Made It out to Be
This project emerged from a period that was defined, in fact, by chaos and disorder.
Why We Struggled to Say ‘Goodbye’ to Prince: 365 Prince Songs in a Year
We said goodbye when there was still so much left to say. We said goodbye in the most shocking, saddest of ways.
Prince Gives Warner Bros. More Than They Asked For With ‘Come': 365 Prince Songs in a Year
This was the point when Prince's insurrection – begun the year before when he famously changed his name – became real.
Prince’s ‘Strollin” Gives George Benson a Warm Musical Hug: 365 Prince Songs in a Year
Prince inhabits the guise of a good friend on the George Benson-esque "Strollin'."
Prince’s ‘The Work Pt. 1′ Is His Valentine to James Brown: 365 Prince Songs in a Year
"The Work Pt. 1" makes explicit Prince's life-long admiration for James Brown.
Prince’s ‘Breakfast Can Wait’ Out-Chappelles Dave Chappelle: 365 Prince Songs in a Year
Prince's "Breakfast Can Wait" was more than a throwback to his carnal '80s zenith. It was also an example of his impish sense of humor.
Prince’s ‘Sex in the Summer’ Reveals Fatherhood’s Lost Promise: 365 Prince Songs in a Year
On the surface, "Sex in the Summer" is simply another breezy, lightly suggestive turn by Prince. There's far more to it.