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.
Chicago Replace Longtime Singer and Bassist Jason Scheff
Singer/bassist Jason Scheff, who took over for Peter Cetera before 1986’s Chicago '18,' had cited "family health reasons" for a leave of absence back in May.
Tom Petty to Release Entire Catalog in Two Vinyl Box Sets
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will celebrate the 40th anniversary of their self-titled debut with a pair of companion vinyl box sets.
David Gilmour or Roger Waters: Who Rocked ‘Comfortably Numb’ the Best?
Roger Waters and David Gilmour earned co-writing credits – and traded vocals – on this song, so it only makes sense that they'd both return to it for their solo sets.
Metallica’s ‘Hardwired … to Self-Destruct': 10 Things You Need to Know
Metallica's long-awaited new studio album, 'Hardwired ... to Self-Destruct,' arrives in November. Here's what you need to know.
Bob Dylan Seems Kind of ‘Meh’ on the Whole Nobel Prize Thing
Bob Dylan doesn't appear to be all that into his Nobel Prize for literature.
Journey, Yes, ELO and Cars Among 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees
Journey, Electric Light Orchestra, Yes, the Cars, Pearl Jam and the J. Geils Band are among the artists nominated for induction in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's class of 2017.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2017 Nominees to be Revealed This Week
Pearl Jam and PJ Harvey are among the newly eligible acts who might hear their names called as the Class of 2017 nominees are announced this week.
Sixx:A.M. Release Video for ‘We Will Not Go Quietly,’ First Single From ‘Prayers for the B…
"We Will Not Go Quietly" advances the second album released this year from Nikki Sixx‘s busy band, following the retirement of Motley Crue.
Roger Waters’ New Album Is Taking a Different Path
Roger Waters is in the middle of a two-weekend run at Desert Trip, but he plans to begin recording sessions again in November.
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.