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.
Mott the Hoople Will Tour U.S. for First Time Since 1974
A string of American theater dates will include three members of the band's core lineup from 45 years ago.
2018’s Biggest Rock Stories
Classic rock's most memorable headlines weren't limited to albums, singles and streams.
The Best Song From Every Queen Album
Our deep dive attempts to find the greatest moment on a string of records that are overstuffed with them.
Listen to Def Leppard’s New Song, ‘We All Need Christmas’
New holiday-themed song arrives just days after band earned first-ever nomination to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Ozzy Osbourne Cancels Rest of Final Tour as He Battles Infection
Three California shows had already been postponed, following an initial prognosis.
Take a ‘Wild Ride’ With the Trailer for Elton John Biopic ‘Rocketman’
The one-minute teaser treats fans to a cavalcade of star's era-defining costumes.
October 2018 New Music Releases
The list of new records coming our way is topped by an unexpected treat for Journey fans.
Journey Solo Albums Ranked Worst to Best
If we relied only upon studio projects from Steve Perry, this list would be short. Luckily, the other guys have been busy.
Paul Simon Returns to Old Favorites With New Album ‘In the Blue Light’
The singer-songwriter takes another pass at some of his favorite – and, in some cases, lesser-known – songs.
The Kinks Are Apparently Reuniting, but Maybe Not
Ray Davies seemed to laugh off the huge and unexpected revelation as a joke.
Beatles’ Expanded 50th Anniversary Reissue of White Album Almost Ready
Paul McCartney discusses the Beatles' next 50th anniversary reissue project, their 1968 self-titled LP.
Beatles Solo Albums Ranked Worst to Best
Included are albums that still feel like time-stamped baubles and others that have only grown in estimation.