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.
Steely Dan’s Walter Becker Died of ‘Extremely Aggressive’ Form of Cancer
Walter Becker passed away unexpectedly two months ago, after missing Steely Dan's Classic East and West concerts due to an unspecified ailment.
35 Years Ago: George Harrison Looks Inward on ‘Gone Troppo,’ Then Disappears
'Gone Troppo' was, even by George Harrison's uneven solo standards, a notable flop. But there are a few things worth examining again.
35 Years Ago: Phil Collins Releases Murky ‘Hello, I Must Be Going’
Phil Collins’ 'Hello, I Must be Going!' is the sound of a man who hasn't finished wrestling with his failed marriage.
50 Years Ago: Moody Blues Break Rules on ‘Days of Future Passed’
As 'Days of Future Passed' shot up the U.K. rock charts, the Moody Blues secured their place in prog history.
The History of the Beatles’ ‘Come Together’ Covers
Even three of the people involved with the original session – John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Martin – have returned to "Come Together" over the years.
Bob Dylan Wanted to Write and Star in a Slapstick TV Comedy
After watching a string of Jerry Lewis films, Bob Dylan contacted 'Seinfeld' writer Larry Charles with an idea.
Neil Young Is Auctioning Off His Model Trains
Neil Young is selling off some of his collectibles as a benefit for the Bridge School in California.
New Beatles Box Set Collects Their Christmas Records
The Beatles' collectible holiday records for fan club members will be reissued in a new limited-edition box.
36 Classic Rock Songs Not Sung by the Lead Singer
Rock groups are often closely associated with their frontman. But that doesn't mean others don't occasionally get their due.
AC/DC Producer George Young, Brother of Malcolm and Angus Young, Dies
George Young produced several of his younger siblings' most successful AC/DC releases.
Ozzy Osbourne Says He’s Making Progress on Next Solo Album
Ozzy Osbourne confirms that he's "about seven songs" into a new solo project, though it remains unclear when the album might arrive.
November and December 2017 New Music Releases
Christmas is coming early, music lovers.