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.
June 2018 New Music Releases
June's new music releases end with a bang: Guns N' Roses' massive 'Appetite for Destruction' reissue. But there's plenty to tide you over until then.
Freddie Mercury’s Sexuality Remained a Mystery Even to His Queen Bandmates
Queen never talked much about Freddie Mercury's sexuality, and even less about the disease that killed him.
18 Rockers These Bands Tried to Erase
A list of musicians who either toiled in strange obscurity or are now completely ignored by their former groups.
20 Beatles Songs That John Lennon Hated
John Lennon tore into deep cuts, treasured favorites and no less than four Beatles songs that reached No. 1.
Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Gary Rossington Says He’s Had Heart Attacks Onstage
Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington is apparently taking a "battery of nitroglycerin pills to stay alive."
Nobody Ever Really Reunites
Fans are left, over and over, to wonder what might have been.
45 Years Ago: Bob Marley Breaks Out With the Wailers’ ‘Catch a Fire’
'Catch a Fire' launched Bob Marley's international career, while also cracking the foundation of his band.
25 Totally Crazy Music Conspiracy Theories
Insane, and maybe untrue, stories about famous people have been around for ages.
Meet the New Boss: Rock’s Replacement Singers
Rock's replacement singers are too often overlooked. After all, many bands soared to their greatest heights long after an original frontman departed.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Presenters to Include Heart’s Ann Wilson
Ann Wilson of Heart has joined the list of presenters for this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
72 Musicians Who Are Totally Lying About Their Names
Their names are forever etched in our collective musical memory – or are they?
April 2018 New Music Releases
Record Store Day dominates this list, but that doesn't mean the rest of April sits empty.