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.
Aerosmith’s Joe Perry Says Farewell Won’t Be Any Time Soon
Joe Perry is pumping the brakes on the talk surrounding a farewell tour for Aerosmith, saying the band is still taking things one step at a time.
Watch Jon Bon Jovi Make a Surprise Visit to Lifelong Fan Battling Cancer
Carol Cesario was probably thrilled just to visit the singer’s New Jersey restaurant. But then Jon Bon Jovi himself walked in.
30 Years Ago: Steve Winwood Enlists Friends, Hits It Big With ‘Back in the High Life’
An intensely interior solo artist to that point, Steve Winwood shifted to a more collaborative approach on 'Back in the High Life' – and it paid off.
Phil Collins Announces New Memoir, ‘Not Dead Yet’
In case you were wondering, a new autobiography reminds everyone that Phil Collins is not dead yet.
Tom Petty Hopes to Present Expanded ‘Wildflowers’ on Future Tour
If Tom Petty can finally nail down a long-planned reissue of 'Wildflowers,' he wants to play an expanded version of the 1995 solo project in concert in 2017.
Jury Set in Led Zeppelin Plagiarism Trial, After Huge Fan Is Dismissed
The group reviewing evidence in a trail to decide whether "Stairway to Heaven" featured a copied riff won't include one of Led Zeppelin's biggest fans.
New Film to Focus on Rolling Stones’ ‘Exile on Main St.’ Sessions
Filmmakers are looking for actors to portray Mick Jagger and Keith Richards now, with the hope of beginning the shoot this winter.
Paul McCartney Discovered the Meaning of Life but Can’t Figure Out His Notes
The only thing worse than not knowing the meaning of life, as Paul McCartney can tell you, is knowing but being unable to decipher your own transcription.
Steven Tyler Announces First Solo Album, ‘We’re All Somebody From Somewhere’
Steven Tyler has filled out the specifics on his long-awaited debut album.
Axl Rose Teases Possible New Music with Guns N’ Roses and Angus Young
Axl Rose's twin tours with AC/DC and Guns N' Roses appears to have sparked something creatively.
Bill Ward Announces New Post-Black Sabbath Band
Bill Ward is returning to music, but not with Black Sabbath
35 Years Ago: George Harrison Tries But Fails to Salvage ‘Somewhere In England’
It took an unspeakable tragedy to get George Harrison's 'Somewhere in England' onto the charts, and even then the album couldn't be saved.