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.
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.'
Watch ‘Elvis Presley’ Cover AC/DC’s ‘Whole Lotta Rosie’
Here's something for everyone who ever wondered what it might have sounded like if Elvis Presley sat in with AC/DC.
When Bob Dylan Revisited His Past on Live ‘At Budokan’ Album
With Bob Dylan at Budokan, released in April 1979, the singer began willfully deconstructing the legend that had built up around his work.
How Phil Rudd Plans to Avoid Jail Time Despite Guilty Plea
Phil Rudd pleaded guilty today to one charge of threatening to kill and two counts of drugs possession, but the former AC/DC drummer doesn't intend to spend a day in jail.
Loverboy, the Romantics and Rick Springfield Announce Joint Tour
Loverboy, Rick Springfield and the Romantics have announced a joint tour that will begin in late summer and continue through September.
Fleetwood Mac Albums Ranked Worst to Best
When considering a list of Fleetwood Mac albums, it's easy to focus on Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks.
AC/DC’s Brian Johnson Says He’s Not Afraid of Dying
As AC/DC prepare to launch their first-ever tour without co-founding member Malcolm Young, singer Brian Johnson admits that he's thinking more about death these days.
Artists Who Should Be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
As another group marches into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, let's pause for a moment to recognize the many artists who've yet to be recognized.
Watch a Puppet Totally Nail Rush’s ‘Tom Sawyer’
You're about to see the most rock 'n' roll thing that's happened in puppetry since Animal's wild-eyed solos on the old 'Muppet Show.'
AC/DC Fan Struck and Killed by Train Near Coachella
A college student attending Coachella to see the first AC/DC concert without Malcolm Young was struck by a train in an early morning accident near the California festival site.
Grateful Dead Announce Two More Reunion Shows, ‘But This Is It’
The Grateful Dead have added two additional reunion shows amid a frenzy of interest.