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.
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.
5 Reasons Journey Should Be in the Hall of Fame
Journey have been eligible for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 2000, but didn't earn their first nomination until 2016.
Top 10 Leonard Cohen Songs
Leonard Cohen's legacy goes beyond the numerous covers of his songs, and the seemingly endless soundtrack appearances.
Foo Fighters Will Return to Honor Tom Petty in All-Star MusiCares Concert
The Foo Fighters went inactive in November 2015, but there have been signs that they might be ready for a return.
Rolling Stones’ New Blues Album: Hear Original Versions of Every Song
The Rolling Stones didn't just return to their blues roots with 'Blue and Lonesome'; they went back to the source material.
Vince Neil’s Battery Trial Postponed
Vince Neil faces a maximum of six months in jail after being charged with misdemeanor battery in connection with an April 7, 2016, fan incident in Los Vegas.
Abbey Road Console Used by the Beatles Goes Up for Sale
Named REDD.37 after its design team in EMI's Record Engineering Development Department, the desk was used by the Beatles through the making of 'Let It Be.'
Queen Dominate New Scientific Study of History’s Most Addictive Songs
Queen finished with three of the Top 10 earworms of all time, according to researchers at the University of St. Andrews.
Check Out the Beatles’ Raucous Update of ‘Boys’ From ‘Live at the Hollywood Bowl’
A new version of "Boys" captures the hysteria surrounding the Beatles' early tours, but also brings Ringo Starr's vocal and his bandmates' fun shouts of "bop-shoo-wop" into the foreground.