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.
Rolling Stones’ New Blues Album Brought Mick Jagger and Keith Richards Closer
The Rolling Stones recorded 'Blue & Lonesome' in a matter of days. Whatever bad feelings remained from earlier quarrels seem to have dissipated just as quickly.
25 Years Ago: U2 Struggles Mightily Before Finding a New Path on ‘Achtung Baby’
U2's 'Achtung Baby' opens with frontman Bono confiding that he's "ready to let go of the steering wheel," and it's no hyperbole.
Bob Dylan Won’t Be Attending Nobel Prize Ceremony
This ends a lengthy period of confusion about Bob Dylan's response to one of writing's most prestigious awards.
Revisiting John Lennon’s Rocky Era With ‘Menlove Ave.’
'Menlove Ave.' served as a powerful reminder of what went wrong for John Lennon in the mid' 70s, and a glimpse into what might have been.
Watch Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo Perform ‘Hit Me With Your Best Shot': Exclusive Video
Pat Benatar is featured in an intimate setting with guitarist and husband Neil Giraldo during an Audience Network concert special which premieres tonight.
Bad Company and Mott the Hoople Guitarist Mick Ralphs Suffers Stroke
Bad Company just finished an eight-city October trek with Mick Ralphs through the UK, their first in four years.
David Bowie Documentary Coming in 2017, ‘Life on Mars?’ Video Gets Update
"Life on Mars?" was one of four videos that found David Bowie collaborating with director Mick Rock.
How Journey Powered Up for Resurgent ‘Trial by Fire,’ Then Disintegrated
If Journey's short-lived '90s reunion sounded like a return to form, that was because the work – a lot of it - had finally paid off.
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.
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.
Heart to Issue First Concert Film With an Orchestra, ‘Live at Royal Albert Hall’
'Live at Royal Albert Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra' also commemorates Heart's initial appearance at that legendary London venue.
Rolling Stones’ New Blues Album: Hear Original Versions of Every Song
The Rolling Stones didn't just return to their blues roots with 'Blue and Lonesome'; they went back to the source material.