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.
2018’s Biggest Rock Stories
Classic rock's most memorable headlines weren't limited to albums, singles and streams.
The Best Song From Every Journey Album
Singers may come, and singers most certainly may go, but some things remain: The great tunes.
Top 10 Songs Sung by R.E.M.’s Mike Mills
He's a perfect foil – and, when the song is just right, a smart choice to take over the mic.
Albums We’re Expecting in 2019
It's early yet, but 2019 is already shaping up to be an intriguing year for rock fans.
Spider-Man Movies Ranked Worst to Best
Most webslinger lists focus on just the modern-era productions. Not this one.
Journey’s Arnel Pineda Will Be Subject of Biopic by ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Director
Discovered via YouTube, Arnel Pineda has been fronting the suddenly resurgent hitmakers since 2007.
40 Years Ago: The Blues Brothers’ ‘Briefcase Full of Blues’ Was a Labor of Love
When John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd gathered to record this album, there was still some question as to whether they meant it or not.
5 Reasons John Prine Should Be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
He became an underground sensation, a hit-music maker and then a huge influence on successive generations of singer-songwriters.
35 Years Ago: U2 Emerge as Arena-Rock Stars on ‘Under a Blood Red Sky’
A lot of things went wrong before 'Under a Blood Red Sky' helped establish U2 as one of the '80s' biggest concert acts.
5 Reasons the Cure Should Be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Eligible for induction since 2004, they were a finalist once, in 2012.
December 2018 New Music Releases
The list arrives just before the industry goes into its annual holiday slumber.
Drive-By Truckers’ Patterson Hood Doesn’t Care If You’re Offended
He's learned not to question inspiration, even when his muse takes the band into uncomfortable places.