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.
Phil Rudd Curses Out News Media Upon His Return Home
A cameraman with New Zealand's TV3 caught the full force of Phil Rudd's rage when he asked the troubled AC/DC drummer about his most recent run in with authorities.
The Story of Def Leppard’s First Concert
Def Leppard's first concert took place on July 18, 1978 at the Westfield School in Sheffield, England.
Denis Leary Doesn’t Understand Why Led Zeppelin Won’t Reunite: Exclusive Video
Comedian Denis Leary, in a new talk with Ultimate Classic Rock, says he understands why bands break up – just not why they don't get back together.
Bon Jovi Reportedly Set to Release New Album
Bon Jovi are reportedly set to release Burning Bridges, their first album of the post-Richie Sambora era.
Tom Petty Says His Use of Confederate Flag Onstage Was ‘Downright Stupid’
Florida native Tom Petty now thinks differently about a mid-'80s decision to display the Confederate flag during his 'Southern Accents' tour.
How Queen Stole the Show at Live Aid
Queen followed one of Live Aid's signature moments and, more crucially, were taking the stage at London's Wembley Stadium on July 13, 1985, without much expectation.
20 Years Ago: Jerry Garcia Plays His Final Grateful Dead Concert
Jerry Garcia's final show with the Grateful Dead -- held on July 9, 1995, at Chicago's Soldier Field -- was no lasting tribute.
Def Leppard Albums Ranked Worst to Best
Ultimate Classic Rock ranks every Def Leppard studio effort, from worst to best.
Ringo Starr’s 10 Most Historic Moments
This gallery of Ringo Starr's 10 Most Historic Moments recognizes a career that took a while to gain the respect it always deserved.
Rockers React to Yes Legend Chris Squire’s Death
Classic rock legends are lining up to pay tribute to Yes bassist Chris Squire, who died yesterday after a short battle with acute erythroid leukemia at age 67.
Yes Co-Founder Chris Squire Dies
Co-founding bassist Chris Squire has died at age 67 after a battle with leukemia.
When Van Halen Mounted a Disastrous Reunion With Sammy Hagar
This comeback for Van Halen's most commercially successful lineup was contentious from the start.