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.
March 2017 New Music Releases
We'd specifically like to thank the industry for March 24.
Did Mick Jagger Write an Unpublished Memoir?
The Rolling Stones' management team has declined to either confirm or deny that a Mick Jagger memoir even exists.
Grammy Producer Apologizes to Metallica, Blames Onstage Extra for Unplugged Mic
A clearly frustrated James Hetfield knocked down his microphone stand in anger after the song ended.
Metallica Announce 2017 North America ‘Worldwired’ Tour Dates
Metallica will head out for 25-date tour of the United States and Canada this May in support of their well-received new album 'Hardwired ... to Self-Destruct.'
Metallica Will Be Joined by Lady Gaga at the Grammys
Metallica appear with Lady Gaga three years after their surprising turn at the Grammys with a classical pianist.
Seven Bands That Should Perform at Super Bowl 51 Instead of Lady Gaga
It's hard to recall sometimes, but at one point classic rock artists were the norm during halftime at the Super Bowl.
Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band to Perform for President-Elect Donald Trump
We can only guess that Bruce Springsteen – who's previously called Donald Trump a "moron" – is less than pleased.
Updated: Lou Gramm Says He Has ‘Not Been Asked’ to Join Foreigner’s Summer Tour
The former Foreigner frontman is also firing back at another new story that seems to confirm his imminent retirement.
Deep Purple Accuse Accountant of Stealing Nearly $5 Million
So far, only about $590,000 has been recovered.
Rick Wakeman Won’t Be Attending Yes’ Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction
The recognition arrived too late for Yes' stalwart co-founding bassist Chris Squire, who died in the summer of 2015.
Bobby Blotzer’s Ratt Show Abruptly Cancelled Over Name Dispute
Bobby Blotzer's Ratt were set to play a sold-out Michigan concert with Night Ranger just hours later.
Lemmy Kilmister’s Death: One Year Later
Lemmy Kilmister's death set off a powerful wave of remembrance and tribute from colleagues and fans alike. But this loss would reverberate long past the initial shock.