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.
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.'
Frank Zappa Hologram World Tour Dates Announced
Shows will include new music from the late rocker, as well as former bandmates.
Heart Reunite for Huge Summer Tour With Joan Jett and Sheryl Crow
They've been on hiatus since 2016, when a family dispute split the band's co-leading sisters.
2019 Classic Rock Super Bowl Commercials
Super Bowl Sunday commercials remain a big draw, no matter which team is playing in the big game.
Mott the Hoople Will Tour U.S. for First Time Since 1974
A string of American theater dates will include three members of the band's core lineup from 45 years ago.
The Best (and Worst) Song From Every Genesis Album
Selecting the greatest (and not-so-great) tracks requires open ears.
About Those Van Halen-Michael Anthony Reunion Rumors …
Who was David Lee Roth talking about when he recently hinted at plans to return to "the original thing" with "somebody famous"?
40 Years Ago: The Blues Brothers’ ‘Briefcase Full of Blues’ Was a Labor of Love
When John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd gathered to record this album, there was still some question as to whether they meant it or not.
35 Years Ago: U2 Emerge as Arena-Rock Stars on ‘Under a Blood Red Sky’
A lot of things went wrong before 'Under a Blood Red Sky' helped establish U2 as one of the '80s' biggest concert acts.
40 Years Ago: Did the Grateful Dead Go Disco on ‘Shakedown Street’?
Their turn toward more commercial sounds didn't exactly come out of nowhere.
Five Reasons Todd Rundgren Should Be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The singer-songwriter once said his career was marked by "consistency of inconsistency," and there's perhaps no more apt description.
50 Years Ago: Jimi Hendrix Chases His Muse on ‘Electric Ladyland’
Faced with prevailing backward-looking musical trends, the guitarist went his own way.