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.
May 2019 New Music Releases
A trio of classic rock's best-known performers charge forward with new music, while two others take a look back.
How John Lennon Told the Story of His Love for Yoko Ono in Song
These narratives continued through a posthumous album released years after the ex-Beatles star's murder.
How a Rule Change Helped Topple a Signature Beatles Chart Record
The mark stood for more than a half century, until 'Billboard' updated the way songs enter the Hot 100.
Yes’ ‘Royal Affair’ Tour to Feature Asia, Carl Palmer, John Lodge
Former Guns N' Roses member Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal will also be part of the multi-act North American summer shows.
Hear Keith Richards’ ‘Big Town Playboy’ From Debut Album Box Set
This is one of six previously unheard songs included in an upcoming expanded reissue of 'Talk Is Cheap.'
Original Who Drummer Doug Sandom Dies at 89
He joined in 1962, when the band was still known as the Detours.
John Mayall Collaboration Brings Rush’s Alex Lifeson Full Circle
They've joined together on a cover of "Evil and Here to Stay," from the legendary British bluesman's new album.
Watch Taron Egerton Sing as Elton John in New ‘Rocketman’ Clip
It's clear the actor can pull off the look, but what about the vocals?
25 Years Ago: Smart Soundtrack Makes ‘Reality Bites’ a Classic Gen X Rom-Com
Ben Stiller's directorial debut wasn't the first slacker movie, or maybe even the best one. Instead, it was one of Generation X's best romantic comedies.
March 2019 New Music Releases
Included are deep dives into a few cornerstone moments, long-awaited new albums and some intriguing live sets.
Listen to Tom Petty’s Previously Unreleased Song ‘For Real’
Unheard track arrives in advance of a new two-disc career retrospective called 'The Best of Everything.'
Queensryche Say They’ve Been ‘Bamboozled’ by PledgeMusic
Fans apparently won't get an upcoming new album project – or their money back – from the embattled crowdfunding company.