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 McCartney Mulls His Next Album
Paul McCartney is composing even as his latest round of live dates continues.
Pat Benatar’s Life With Neil Giraldo Is Being Turned Into a Broadway Musical
Neil Giraldo was Pat Benatar's lead guitarist as she shot to fame, and they fell in love along the way.
1972’s Best Rock Albums
Ultimate Classic Rock counts down the most essential rock albums of 1972.
Ringo Starr Says He Voted in Favor of Brexit
For Ringo Starr, the European Union didn't live up to its initial promise.
Fleetwood Mac’s New Album Is Apparently Being Held Up by Stevie Nicks
It all comes down to Stevie Nicks.
Slash Has Recorded a New Version of Elton John’s ‘Rocket Man’
Slash updated the 1972 hit in honor of a stuntman's attempt to complete Evel Knievel's jump across Idaho's Snake River Canyon.
Def Leppard Reportedly Set to Tour With Poison Again
Poison frontman Bret Michaels confirmed the pairing, though further details weren't yet available.
Long-Lost Beatles Demo of ‘It’s for You’ Has Been Found
Relatives going through the belongings of the late British singer Cilla Black inadvertently discovered a treasured piece of Beatles history.
Joe Perry’s Collapse Reportedly Blamed on ‘Dehydration and Exhaustion’
Joe Perry was hospitalized after falling ill during a Hollywood Vampires concert, even as rumors of a cardiac event spread.
Led Zeppelin to Reissue ‘BBC Sessions’ With Eight Unheard Tracks
The project collects Led Zeppelin live recordings made by BBC radio between 1969-71, including some previously thought to be lost.
Sting Plans a Return to Rock On His Next Album
Producer Martin Kierszenbaum compares the forthcoming '57th & 9th' directly to his time in the Police, though Sting himself does not.
Steven Tyler Says Lack of Communication With Joe Perry Has Him Worried
By all accounts, Joe Perry is recovering well after a health scare, but long-time Aerosmith bandmate Steven Tyler is worried anyway.