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.
Peter Criss Says Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Was Right to Honor Only Original Kiss Members
Peter Criss is preparing for his final round of shows, having announced his retirement from the road.
Dickey Betts’ Wife Jailed After Threatening to Shoot a Group of Students
Donna Betts' 911 call apparently indicated that "the crew from Sarasota High School have destroyed her life and she has had it."
Chuck Berry Dies at Age 90
Chuck Berry leaves behind a world of music utterly transformed by his presence.
Cheap Trick Confirm Work on a New Studio Album
Cheap Trick took seven years between 'The Latest' and 2016's 'Bang, Zoom, Crazy ... Hello,' their longest stretch between studio efforts ever.
Butch Trucks’ Death: Rockers React
The death of co-founding Allman Brothers Band drummer Butch Trucks has led to an outpouring of emotion.
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.
Mott the Hoople Bassist Peter Overend Watts Dies
Mott the Hoople's classic lineup, best known for 1972's "All the Young Dudes," has lost two members in a little over a year.
Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band to Perform for President-Elect Donald Trump
We can only guess that Bruce Springsteen – who's previously called Donald Trump a "moron" – is less than pleased.
Rick Wakeman Won’t Be Attending Yes’ Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction
The recognition arrived too late for Yes' stalwart co-founding bassist Chris Squire, who died in the summer of 2015.
Lemmy Kilmister’s Death: One Year Later
Lemmy Kilmister's death set off a powerful wave of remembrance and tribute from colleagues and fans alike. But this loss would reverberate long past the initial shock.
Nikki Sixx Goes In Depth on His Decision to Dump Facebook and Twitter
Nikki Sixx has big plans for all of the free time he was previously wasting on social media.
5 Artists Snubbed by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame This Year
While the hall of fame is to be commended for a series of make-good inductions this year, some notables remain on the outside looking in.