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.
June 2018 New Music Releases
June's new music releases end with a bang: Guns N' Roses' massive 'Appetite for Destruction' reissue. But there's plenty to tide you over until then.
Stream Rock on the Range All Weekend at UltimateClassicRock.com
UCR has teamed up with LiveXLive to provide the official live stream of this year's Rock on the Range.
How a Handshake Deal on an Iconic Jethro Tull Cover Went Bad
Burton Silverman is the typically uncredited, wildly underpaid cover artist behind 'Aqualung,' Jethro Tull's best-known album.
Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Gary Rossington Says He’s Had Heart Attacks Onstage
Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington is apparently taking a "battery of nitroglycerin pills to stay alive."
Brian Wilson Postpones Shows to Undergo Back Surgery
Brian Wilson is coming off the road to deal with a back problem that has become unmanageable.
May 2018 New Music Releases
Richie Sambora's first post-Rock & Roll Hall of Fame project tops the list of May 2018 new music releases.
Fleetwood Mac Announce Expansive 2018-19 Tour Without Lindsey Buckingham
Fleetwood Mac are ready for their first tour since parting ways with Lindsey Buckingham.
25 Totally Crazy Music Conspiracy Theories
Insane, and maybe untrue, stories about famous people have been around for ages.
35 Years Ago: R.E.M.’s Small-Scale Ambitions Come Up Big on ‘Murmur’
Their debut album was perfectly titled: R.E.M. did indeed arrive like a murmur, something you heard in passing more than really saw coming.
Meet the New Boss: Rock’s Replacement Singers
Rock's replacement singers are too often overlooked. After all, many bands soared to their greatest heights long after an original frontman departed.
25 Years Ago: David Bowie Opens Up on ‘Black Tie White Noise’
An emotional turning point informed every element of David Bowie's 'Black Tie White Noise,' which arrived on April 5, 1993.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Presenters to Include Heart’s Ann Wilson
Ann Wilson of Heart has joined the list of presenters for this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.