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.
The Beatles Balance Light and Dark on ‘Getting Better': The Story Behind Every ‘Sgt. Peppe…
Interestingly, the song's title didn't spring from the rich imaginations of either John Lennon or Paul McCartney.
Beatles’ Next Expanded Reissue Project Will Focus on the White Album
The Beatles have already set their sights on the next expanded reissue project after this year's look back at 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.'
Listen as Ozzy Osbourne Is Brilliantly Mashed Up With Earth, Wind and Fire
Imagine Ozzy Osbourne going off the rails on a disco train.
June 2017 New Music Releases
Look for a few notable returns to glory, some terrific live sets and a group of very tasty reissues.
Eagles Lineup Changes: A Complete Guide
Late in Glenn Frey's life, the Eagles revolved around his partnership with Don Henley. But the band didn’t start that way – and it won’t end that way either.
17 Rock Stars Who Claimed Rock is Dead
See who has already stuck a fork in this cherished music – and why.
Listen to a Live Version of Gov’t Mule’s New Song, ‘Dreams and Songs’
Gov’t Mule is premiering “Dreams and Songs” from the forthcoming 'Revolution Come … Revolution Go' today via Facebook Live.
Why Some Critics Initially Hated the Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’
Critic Richard Goldstein infamously called the Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band' “an undistinguished collection of work” – but he wasn’t alone in criticizing the project.
Why the BBC Wasn’t ‘Turned On’ by the Beatles’ ‘A Day in the Life’
These new details arrive as the Beatles prepare an expanded reissue of 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band,' which featured "A Day in the Life" as its finale.
ZZ Top’s New ‘Cinco’ Vinyl Box Set Features First Five Albums
'Cinco: The First Five LPs' has been designed to look like ZZ Top's custom "Nudie Suits."