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.
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.
New Rolling Stones Reissues Combine Clear Vinyl, Album Art Lithographs
You'll have a chance to experience three classic Rolling Stones in a whole new way this month as part of an inventive art series.
Pete Townshend Rails Against New Classical Album’s Chart Snub
Pete Townshend worked with credentialed classical-music figures on his new symphonic reinterpretation of Quadrophenia. But that doesn't mean the project has been wholly accepted in those circles.
Rush to Film New Concert DVD
Rush will film both of their Toronto performances this month, returning for a hometown concert recording for the first time since their 'Test for Echo' dates nearly two decades ago.
Paul McCartney Albums Ranked Worst to Best
From Wings to solo, from 'Band on the Run' to 'Driving Rain,' we stack up his albums from worst to best.
You Think You Know Alice Cooper?
Vincent Furnier rose to fame, of course, under the assumed name of Alice Cooper – but it wasn't his first one.
Led Zeppelin Remasters: ‘Presence,’ ‘In Through the Out Door,’ ‘Coda’ Release Date and Det…
Details on the final three expanded Led Zeppelin remasters have emerged, including extra tracks and release dates.