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.
50 Years Ago: Paul McCartney Carefully Constructs Badfinger’s Breakout Moment
Before "Come and Get It," their career highlight had been 1968's "Maybe Tomorrow," which stalled at a disappointing No. 67.
How Journey Ended Up With That ‘Cheeseball’ Video for ‘Separate Ways’
For some reason, someone came up on the idea of playing air guitar. And air drums and air bass and air synths.
David Lee Roth Crashed a Bachelor Party, but Nobody Knew Him
He discovered someone blasting Van Halen in a nearby hotel room and decided to drop by.
Adam Lambert’s ‘American Idol’ Return Marks 10 Years With Queen
Singer initially rose to fame after connecting with his future bandmates on the show's Season 8 finale in 2009.
Here’s How to Make Your Own Personalized Led Zeppelin Playlist
A new Spotify partnership allows fans to mix and match songs from any album in the band's catalog.
Peter Tork of the Monkees Dies at 77
He was diagnosed with a rare cancer of the tongue in 2009.
Frank Zappa Hologram World Tour Dates Announced
Shows will include new music from the late rocker, as well as former bandmates.
How the 2019 Grammy Awards Basically Ignored Rock and Metal
It certainly wasn't rock music's biggest night.
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.
The Best (and Worst) Song From Every Eagles Album
A lot changed over the years, but everything – including this list – ultimately centered on Glenn Frey and Don Henley.
The Best (and Worst) Song From Every Genesis Album
Selecting the greatest (and not-so-great) tracks requires open ears.
2019 New Music Releases
A comprehensive and continuously updated list of the year's albums, DVDs and more.