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.
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.
Are Bon Jovi Mad at Their Record Company?
The title track to Bon Jovi's newly released album 'Burning Bridges' seems to indicate that the band has an issue with Mercury Records.
The Day Jerry Garcia Died
Jerry Garcia died at a rehabilitation clinic in Forest Knolls, Calif., on Aug. 9, 1995. He was 53.
How Neil Young Mourned Kurt Cobain on ‘Sleeps With Angels’
'Sleeps With Angels,' recorded after Kurt Cobain committed suicide, gave Neil Young the second of three consecutive Top 10 albums in the early '90s.