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 newspapers, he previously oversaw a daily section that was named Top 10 in the nation by the AP.
November 2016 New Music Releases
Ultimate Classic Rock takes a look at the best classic rock new music releases for the month of November 2016.
Why John Mellencamp Got Frisky on ‘Whenever We Wanted’
John Mellencamp decided to apply the cinematic detail of 1987's 'The Lonesome Jubilee' to something more elemental.
Sammy Hagar Says U.S. Has ‘Never Had Two Less Likable Candidates’
While Sammy Hagar finds both presidential hopefuls lacking, he says their candidacy will bring about something important in the U.S.
Ozzy Osbourne Nearly Choked to Death on a Vitamin
Add strangling on a daily vitamin to the growing list of things that have almost killed Ozzy Osbourne.
Stevie Nicks Plans Expanded Reissues of ‘Bella Donna’ and ‘The Wild Heart’
Both feature newly remastered audio, as well as never-before-heard extras including additional songs, live takes and demos.
Watch Roger Waters Perform Two Pink Floyd Songs for the First Time Solo
This deep dive came during a warm-up show ahead of Roger Waters' appearance in the all-star Desert Trip concerts.
Bob Dylan Set to Release Massive Box Set of 1966 Live Recordings
The project spans a stunning 36 discs, providing deep insight into a critical moment in rock history as Dylan pushed forward with a new electric sound.
Listen to Metallica’s New Song, ‘Moth Into Flame’
Metallica are offering a free preview of "Moth Into Flame" from the group's upcoming 'Hardwired ... to Self-Destruct.'
Nikki Sixx Laments Surge in Heroin Use
Nikki Sixx is well aware of how difficult it is to extricate yourself from this insidious drug.
David Bowie Tribute Plaque Destroyed in Berlin
Unveiled just last month, the porcelain sign marks the home David Bowie shared with Iggy Pop in the '70s – a particularly fertile period.
October 2016 New Music Releases
Ultimate Classic Rock takes a look at the best classic rock new music releases for the month of October 2016.
Motorhead’s Mikkey Dee Joins Scorpions as New Drummer
Scorpions are making it official with Mikkey Dee. The former Motorhead drummer will take over full-time for James Kottak after subbing for the past few months.