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.
Tom Petty Releases Lost Song From ‘Wildflowers’ Era, Announces New Album
Tom Petty has just released "Somewhere Under Heaven," co-written with Mike Campbell for 1994's Wildflowers but left unheard until now.
Doors’ First Two Post-Jim Morrison Albums to Be Reissued
Long out-of-print, the first two albums released by the Doors after Jim Morrison died are set for expanded reissue later this year.
Rod Stewart Lashes Officials in Soccer Scandal
Rabid soccer fan Rod Stewart has weighed in on the international scandal rocking the sport’s governing body.
Lawyer for B.B. King’s Manager Calls Murder Accusation ‘Baseless’
A lawyer for longtime B.B. King manager LaVerne Toney is calling explosive allegations that she poisoned the late blues legend "baseless and unfounded."
You Think You Know Robert Plant?
In this edition of You Think You Know Classic Rock?, we make intriguing connections, uncover key inspirations and reveal a strange backstage request by former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant.
The Story of Paul McCartney’s Uneven, Ultimately Charming ‘Venus and Mars’
Paul McCartney followed up the career-defining solo smash 'Band on the Run' with a Wings album populated by miniature delights and distracting whimsy.
Sebastian Bach Slams Former Skid Row Bandmates Over Songwriting Claims
Sebastian Bach is firing back at former bandmates who say they composed everything on Skid Row's early recordings without him.
Watch Jon Bon Jovi Serenade Graduates With a New Song
Anybody can offer a graduation speech; Jon Bon Jovi is not just anybody.
Neil Young Confirms Release Date and Details of New Album, Announces Tour
Neil Young has confirmed the release date for his new album with Promise of the Real. The Monsanto Years, an album described as "ecologically / environmentally focused," will be out on June 29.
Duff McKagan Still Optimistic About Classic-Era Guns N’ Roses Reunion
Despite all of their time apart, Duff McKagan isn't ruling out a long-hoped-for reunion of the classic-era lineup of Guns N' Roses.
You Think You Know Lynyrd Skynyrd?
Lynyrd Skynyrd rose fromtheir shared tragedy, first with a key sibling and a guitarist with an historical connection – and then a group of very famous new friends.
The Day the Beatles Staged a Partial Reunion for Eric Clapton’s Wedding
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