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Nick DeRiso

Nick DeRiso has also explored jazz, blues, rock and roots music for Gannett News Service and USA Today, All About Jazz and Blues Revue, among others. Named columnist of the year five times by the Associated Press, Louisiana Press Association and Louisiana Sports Writers Association, he oversaw a daily section that was named Top 10 in the nation by the AP in 2006.
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40 Years Ago: John Lennon, Harry Nilsson Tossed From Troubadour for Heckling

The evening that drinking buddy Harry Nilsson introduced John Lennon to the brandy Alexander cocktail wouldn't end well. On March 12, 1974, the rock stars would ultimately be escorted out of LA's iconic Troubadour nightclub, ejected for relentlessly heckling the Smothers Brothers and, according to a member of the staff, assaulting a waitress.

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Richie Sambora Covers Prince, INXS, Midnight Oil on Solo Tour

Bon Jovi may be appearing without him on the "Because We Can" tour, but it's former guitarist Richie Sambora who seems determined to showcase an amazing versatility: Recent Australian shows saw him performing solo tracks and songs he hand in writing with Bon Jovi, of course, but also covers by local heroes like INXS and Midnight Oil - and even Prince.

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45 Years Ago: Jim Morrison of the Doors Allegedly Exposes Himself on Stage

Did he or didn't he? The late Doors frontman Jim Morrison was charged with exposing himself before a stunned audience in Florida on March 1, 1969, though he vehemently denied the allegation. Bandmate Robby Krieger still says that no photographic evidences exists to prove it.

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Kiss To Play Acoustic Concert A Week Before Hall of Fame Induction

After a period dominated by squabbles over the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, it's time for Kiss to unplug -- literally. They'll play a rare acoustic show a week before their controversial induction ceremonies, offering stripped-down Kiss favorites and telling stories sans makeup.

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Ted Nugent Pledges to ‘Stop Calling People Names’

Ted Nugent remains one of the most complicated, polarizing figures in rock. He apologized for calling President Barack Obama a "subhuman mongrel," even while denying that the term was racist. Nugent now says that he will "stop calling people names," but he's still characterizing the president as a "liar."

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