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.
Duff McKagan on Playing His First Sober Show: Exclusive ‘How to Be a Man’ Excerpt
Duff McKagan remembers the life-changing moment when he took the stage for the first time sober in this exclusive excerpt from How To Be a Man (and Other Illusions).
AC/DC Begin ‘Rock or Bust’ Tour
AC/DC officially began their 'Rock or Bust' world tour yesterday in Arnhem, the Netherlands, with drummer Chris Slade still on board.
You Think You Know Def Leppard?
As justly famous as Def Leppard has become, there are still plenty of lesser-known facts hidden away in their platinum-plated career.
Rainbow, Elf and Gary Moore Bassist Craig Gruber Dies at 63
Craig Gruber, a longtime former collaborator of Ronnie James Dio's, died yesterday after a bout with prostate cancer.
Who Was the Fifth Beatle?
A debate over who was really the Fifth Beatle has raged since the Fab Four's earliest days.
The Who to Release 1982 Concert Film From Shea Stadium
The Who will release a concert film from Oct. 13, 1982, for the first time as part of their 50th anniversary celebration.
ZZ Top Albums Ranked Worst to Best
Billy Gibbons once memorably described ZZ Top's music as the "same three guys, same three chords," but our list of ZZ Top Albums, Ranked Worst to Best makes clear just how diverse his band could be.
Axl Rose’s Plea for Clemency From Metal-Loving Indonesian President Falls on Deaf Ears
Axl Rose made a last-minute plea to Indonesia's heavy metal-loving president on behalf of a pair of Australians facing the death penalty, but it didn't save Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.
Twisted Sister Producer Rips Dee Snider’s Re-Recordings
Producer Tom Werman is firing back at frontman Dee Snider over criticism that he brought too much of a pop sound to Twisted Sister's Stay Hungry.
The Death of the Marshall Tucker Band’s Tommy Caldwell
Tommy Caldwell's death after an April 1980 car accident didn't end the Marshall Tucker Band, but it changed things forever – in particular for his older brother Toy Caldwell.
Hear Pete Townshend’s New Classical Version of ‘Love Reign O’er Me’
Pete Townshend's new classical version of "Love Reign O'er Me" reworks the Who's 1973 classic features the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, but no Roger Daltrey.
That Time Bob Dylan Got Personal on ‘Together Through Life’
Bob Dylan, commissioned to do some soundtrack work in 2008, kept recording with the assembled group -- ultimately producing an idiosyncratic, powerfully personal album called 'Together Through Life.'