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.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Presenters to Include Heart’s Ann Wilson
Ann Wilson of Heart has joined the list of presenters for this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
72 Musicians Who Are Totally Lying About Their Names
Their names are forever etched in our collective musical memory – or are they?
April 2018 New Music Releases
Record Store Day dominates this list, but that doesn't mean the rest of April sits empty.
Why Building Judas Priest’s Set Lists Can Be So Frustrating: Exclusive Video Interview
Rob Halford discusses whether they ever tire of playing Judas Priest's best-known tunes.
45 Years Ago: Dr. John Gets Focused Then Gets Famous on ‘In the Right Place’
Dr. John had been trodding well off the beaten path for years before this remarkable commercial breakthrough.
The Story of Crosby, Stills and Nash’s ‘Annihilation’ Song, ‘Helplessly Hoping’
Crosby Stills and Nash's 1969 song 'Helplessly Hoping' appears in Alex Garland's 2018 sci-fi film 'Annihilation.'
Styx, Joan Jett and Tesla Join Together for U.S. Summer Tour
Styx and Joan Jett will hit the road as co-headliners beginning on May 30.
Def Leppard and Journey Confirm 2018 Tour Together
Def Leppard and Journey have confirmed one of rock's worst-kept recent secrets.
2018’s Five Worst Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Snubs
As fan voting continues for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's 2018 induction class, we can't help but wonder how these five key acts were somehow overlooked.
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.