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 the newspaper industry, he previously oversaw a daily section that was named Top 10 in the nation by the AP.
The Best Song From Every Tom Petty Album
There's a common thread here, and it's the Heartbreakers.
John Fogerty Questions Timing of Former Bandmates’ Retirement
The former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman just launched a new Las Vegas residency called "My 50 Year Trip."
May 2019 New Music Releases
A trio of classic rock's best-known performers charge forward with new music, while two others take a look back.
How John Lennon Told the Story of His Love for Yoko Ono in Song
These narratives continued through a posthumous album released years after the ex-Beatles star's murder.
How a Rule Change Helped Topple a Signature Beatles Chart Record
The mark stood for more than a half century, until 'Billboard' updated the way songs enter the Hot 100.
Rod Stewart Set for Rare Reunion With Jeff Beck
Their last full-length appearance together took place more than 35 years ago.
Fleetwood Mac Solo Albums Ranked Worst to Best
There have been more than 40 of these outside projects, which deepen and add to the band's legacy.
Yes’ ‘Royal Affair’ Tour to Feature Asia, Carl Palmer, John Lodge
Former Guns N' Roses member Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal will also be part of the multi-act North American summer shows.
April 2019 New Music Releases
Music headlines in April are always dominated by Record Store Day, and 2019 is no different.
35 Years Ago: Phil Collins Leads Genesis-Heavy ‘Against All Odds’ Soundtrack
The singer's first U.S. No. 1 song emerged out of sessions for 1981's 'Face Value,' his divorce-themed solo debut.
Hear Keith Richards’ ‘Big Town Playboy’ From Debut Album Box Set
This is one of six previously unheard songs included in an upcoming expanded reissue of 'Talk Is Cheap.'
Original Who Drummer Doug Sandom Dies at 89
He joined in 1962, when the band was still known as the Detours.