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.
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.
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.
Prince, ‘Originals': Album Review
A new 15-song posthumous release underscores his almost telepathic ability to inhabit other music minds.
When Prince Replaced ‘The Black Album’ With ‘Lovesexy’
This 1988 album lived up to the dichotomy inherent in its title.
Why We Struggled to Say ‘Goodbye’ to Prince
We said goodbye when there was still so much left to say. We said goodbye in the most shocking, saddest of ways.
Prince Gave Warner Bros. More Than They Asked For With ‘Come’
This was the point when Prince's insurrection – begun the year before when he famously changed his name – became real.
Prince Struggles With Love’s Implications on ‘3 Chains O’ Gold': 365 Prince Songs in a Yea…
In love, as in so many things, Prince could be inscrutable. Occasionally, however, his art would provide important clues.