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.
Chickenfoot Add New Song and Live Tracks to Best-Of Collection
"Divine Termination" is the first new song in five years from Chickenfoot.
February 2017 New Music Releases
Our list of February 2017 new-music releases is highlighted by a pair of huge vinyl releases, along with the first major new projects of the year.
Watch Derek Trucks Pay Tribute to His Uncle, Allman Brothers Band Drummer Butch Trucks
Derek Trucks was a member of the Allman Brothers Band with his uncle Butch Trucks for 15 years.
Butch Trucks’ Death: Rockers React
The death of co-founding Allman Brothers Band drummer Butch Trucks has led to an outpouring of emotion.
Classic Rock Vs. Donald Trump: Musicians Who Already Can’t Stand Our New President
Donald Trump's ascension to the presidency has not exactly been met with classic rock jubilation.
Allman Brothers Band Drummer Butch Trucks Dies
A cause of death for Butch Trucks, co-founding drummer with the Allman Brothers Band, was not immediately known.
Listen to Ray Davies’ New Song ‘Poetry’ From His First Album in Nearly 10 Years
The inspiration for this new studio project grew out of Ray Davies' 2013 autobiography, but it didn't come easy.
John Mellencamp Releases New Song, ‘Easy Target,’ Album With Carlene Carter Also Planned
John Mellencamp's "Easy Target" is reportedly a "reflection on the state of our country."
Paul McCartney Files Suit to Get the Beatles’ Songs Back
This fight actually dates back to 1985, when Michael Jackson memorably out-maneuvered Paul McCartney to purchase his early catalog.
45 Years Ago: Blue Oyster Cult Gets Heavy on Self-Titled Debut
Blue Oyster Cult didn't emerge fully formed. Instead, their self-titled debut arrived as a sign post in their continuing development.