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.
45 Years Ago: John Lennon Goes Off the Deep End on ‘Some Time in New York City’
'Some Time in New York City' remains one of John Lennon's most determinedly topical, most critically reviled, and most often ignored solo albums.
Film Version of ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ Coming to Blu-Ray
Peter Frampton, the Bee Gees, Aerosmith and others return as part of a new Blu-ray edition of 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' this fall.
Listen to the New Song from Jack White and Elton John, ‘Two Fingers of Whiskey’
They recorded "Two Fingers of Whiskey" directly to wax as part of a documentary which places contemporary artists in old-fashioned recording situations.
Gregg Allman Dies
Gregg Allman, the smoky-voiced B-3-playing Southern rock legend who soldiered on after his sibling's motorcycle crash nearly derailed the Allman Brothers Band, has died.
Here’s How Venues Are Working to Make Concerts Safer – And What You Can Do
Mass shootings at concerts in Las Vegas and Manchester, U.K., raise important questions about fan safety.
How Pearl Jam, the Eagles of Death Metal, the Who and Others Bounced Back from Concert Tra…
The headlines surrounding rock's biggest concert tragedies were shocking, unforgettable. The question after each was: What next?
The Beatles Balance Light and Dark on ‘Getting Better': The Story Behind Every ‘Sgt. Peppe…
Interestingly, the song's title didn't spring from the rich imaginations of either John Lennon or Paul McCartney.
UPDATED: Chris Cornell’s Family Questions Suicide Ruling, Cite Prescription Medication
His wife Vicky Cornell also shed new light on Chris Cornell's final days – and how the singer seemed different on the night of his death.
June 2017 New Music Releases
Look for a few notable returns to glory, some terrific live sets and a group of very tasty reissues.
Listen to a Live Version of Gov’t Mule’s New Song, ‘Dreams and Songs’
Gov’t Mule is premiering “Dreams and Songs” from the forthcoming 'Revolution Come … Revolution Go' today via Facebook Live.
Brian Wilson Adds More Final Performances of Beach Boys’ ‘Pet Sounds’
Brian Wilson is offering Beach Boys fans 42 additional chances to bid farewell to 'Pet Sounds.'
May 2017 New Music Releases
Ultimate Classic Rock takes a look a new music releases of note for May 2017.