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.
December 2019 New Music Releases
It's rare to have an important album still left unheard so late. This year is different.
Motley Crue to Reunite for Tour With Def Leppard, Poison: Report
Band members have stoked rumors of impending dates by retweeting a fan request that they return to the road.
30 Years Ago: Rolling Stones Go Old-School for Last Top 40 Hit, ‘Rock and a Hard Place’
The song's success was born out of getting-reacquainted sessions held in early 1988 in Barbados.
November 2019 New Music Releases
The other Record Store Day returns late in the month, but there are lots of other titles arriving on and around Black Friday.
15 Years Ago: Queen Re-Form With Bad Company’s Paul Rodgers
Many fans questioned their attempts to meld glittery flamboyance with gritty soul.
Vivian Campbell Is Still on the Road, Despite Recent Back Surgery
The Def Leppard and Last in Line guitarist never stopped touring during an earlier cancer scare, either.
Doobie Brothers, Judas Priest, Soundgarden Lead New Rock Hall Nominations
The 35th annual induction ceremony will be held May 2, 2020 at Public Auditorium in Cleveland, Ohio.
55 Years Ago: The Kinks Try to Find Themselves on Self-Titled Debut
This album is perhaps rightly separated by "You Really Got Me" and songs that are not "You Really Got Me."
Bruce Springsteen to Release ‘Western Stars: Songs From the Film’
He says a refurbished barn in Colts Neck, N.J., provided the perfect setting for this one-time performance.
Top 10 David Coverdale Songs
He's the quintessential frontman, a big-maned, big-voiced singer with a revolving cast to support his personal vision.