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.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 10 Worst Snubs
Even as we celebrate another class of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, it's difficult not to cast a frustrated glance over to the ones left behind.
Lost Van Halen / Mitch Malloy Demo Released
Mitch Malloy has released an unfinished Van Halen demo that he completed after a brief period as a singer with the group.
The Story of the Who’s Cincinnati Concert Tragedy
The origin of this disaster can be traced in part to the practice of general-admission seating.
Revisiting John Lennon’s Last Concert Appearance
Dual legends initially grew up around John Lennon's Nov. 28, 1974 appearance on stage with Elton John at Madison Square Garden.
David Bowie, Queen, Brian Wilson and More Highlight Record Store Day Black Friday Exclusiv…
A stack of Record Store Day Black Friday goodies that already includes Judas Priest, Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan just got piled a lot higher.
Is Bruce Springsteen Gearing Up for Another Tour?
At least one columnist thinks Bruce Springsteen is preparing for a tour with the E Street Band.
Foreigner’s ‘Hot Blooded’ Given a Dramatic Reading by Stephen Colbert and Allison Janney
When Emmy award-winning actress Allison Janney told Stephen Colbert that she employs dramatic readings of '70s-era pop hits as an acting exercise, he had a quick suggestion.
Led Zeppelin Albums Ranked Worst to Best
Ultimate Classic Rock counts down every canonical Led Zeppelin album, from worst (relatively speaking, of course) to best.
The History of Jimmy Page and Robert Plant’s Daring, Genre-Bending ‘No Quarter’
Any Led Zeppelin fan expecting Robert Plant and Jimmy Page's long-awaited reunion to include John Paul Jones must have been stunned to find them working instead with street musicians in Marrakech, Morocco.
Revisiting Genesis’ Self-Titled 1983 Album
Genesis released their self-titled album in October 1983.
Eagles’ Don Henley Fires Back at Don Felder: He’s ‘Just Bitter’
Don Henley is telling fans not to believe everything Eagles cohort Don Felder says about their time together.
Chicago Cubs Manager Says AC/DC ‘Totally Messed Up’ Their Ballpark
AC/DC tore it up at Wrigley Field last week – literally.