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.
Paul Simon Returns to Old Favorites With New Album ‘In the Blue Light’
The singer-songwriter takes another pass at some of his favorite – and, in some cases, lesser-known – songs.
Van Halen’s Gary Cherone Mistake: Rock’s Epic Fails
For Van Halen, the third time was most certainly not the charm.
Inside Keith Moon’s Craziest Antics: Video
Drummer took rock 'n' roll excess and made it into something approaching performance art.
How Barbra Streisand Unknowingly Inspired Aerosmith’s Biggest Hit
A Barbra Streisand anecdote about new love helped Aerosmith score their first and only No. 1 song.
The Kinks Are Apparently Reuniting, but Maybe Not
Ray Davies seemed to laugh off the huge and unexpected revelation as a joke.
Dan Ingram, Celebrated Top 40 Disc Jockey, Dead at 83
Defined by his irreverent and edgy style, he was one of radio's best-known Top 40-spinning jokesters.
July 2018 New Music Releases
July finds one of hard rock's most distinctive frontmen continuing his solo career, and an expanded edition of one of last year's best albums.
Watch Paul McCartney Return Home on ‘Carpool Karaoke’
The Beatles legend's 'Late Late Show' appearance became something of a magical mystery tour through Liverpool.
Paul McCartney Announces New LP ‘Egypt Station,’ Releases Two Songs
These are Paul McCartney's first new singles since a pair of collaborations with Kanye West in 2015.
Elvis Presley Drummer D.J. Fontana Dies at 87
The drummer played on Elvis Presley's most important and well-known recordings – including "Hound Dog," "Heartbreak Hotel," "Jailhouse Rock" and "Don't Be Cruel."
Beatles Solo Albums Ranked Worst to Best
Included are albums that still feel like time-stamped baubles and others that have only grown in estimation.
Guns N’ Roses Triumph at Download Festival: Photo Gallery
The band headlined the second day of Download 2018 from the U.K.'s Donington Park, and we've got great photos to share.