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 the newspaper industry, he previously oversaw a daily section that was named Top 10 in the nation by the AP.
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.
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.
Why Paul McCartney’s ‘Venus and Mars’ Was Uneven, But Ultimately Charming
Paul McCartney followed up a solo career-defining smash 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.