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.
Kinks Frontman Ray Davies Has Been Knighted
“It lasted three minutes and it went very well,” the typically dry-witted Ray Davies says, “and I said goodbye and went home.”
How Harvey Mandel Almost Joined the Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones ended up going another way, but Harvey Mandel didn't leave empty handed.
Chuck Berry Dies at Age 90
Chuck Berry leaves behind a world of music utterly transformed by his presence.
April 2017 New Music Releases
The list of April 2017 New Music Releases features loads of fresh material by signature classic rock legends.
The Cars Albums Ranked Worst to Best
This list traces a supernova career, but the Cars started out on a much smaller scale.
Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ Opera Debuts in Montreal, U.S. Premiere Date Announced
Composer Roger Waters was in attendance at 'Another Brick in the Wall: The Opera' was unveiled by the Opéra de Montréal at Place des Arts.
John Mellencamp Albums Ranked Worst to Best
A pre-fab pop singer turned heartland rocker turned rootsy moralist, John Mellencamp has had almost as many career turns as names.
Phil Collins’ Estranged Daughter Lily Pens Open Letter Forgiving Him
Actress and model Lily Collins is reaching out to her father Phil Collins in an effort to heal their sometimes distant relationship.
UPDATE: Jon Anderson to Perform with Yes at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction
Jon Anderson has confirmed an appearance on stage with Yes during next month’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction.
Recording Console Used for Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ to be Auctioned
One of two custom made by EMI's engineers, the console was in use at Abbey Road from 1971-83.