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.
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.
Yes vs. Yes: Who Actually Owns the Band’s Name?
Yes split into two bands just 72 hours after being inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, seemingly out of the blue.
Watch as Led Zeppelin’s ‘Immigrant Song’ Powers New ‘Thor’ Trailer
This is the first trailer for the third installment of Marvel's new Thor franchise, 'Thor: Ragnarok.'
Bob Dylan Will Finally Get His Nobel Prize
So ends a strange saga of recognition, confusion and then outright avoidance.
Allman Brothers Band Announce Eight-Disc ‘Fox Box’
The set showcases performances from a tour in support of what would be the Allman Brothers Band's final studio effort.
April 2017 New Music Releases
The list of April 2017 New Music Releases features loads of fresh material by signature classic rock legends.