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.
Ex-Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Buckethead Is Battling a Deadly Heart Problem
Former Guns N' Roses guitarist Buckethead has been diagnosed with a chronic heart arrhythmia that he says nearly caused a stroke.
Rock Hall of Fame’s 2018 Snubs: 15 Acts Who Should Have Been Nominated
Every year, it seems the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame commits a few notable whiffs.
Tom Petty’s Top 10 Most Underrated Songs
Turns out, Tom Petty was right. We got lucky.
Tom Petty Never Abandoned His Values, Or His Band, Over a Remarkable Career
Even as Tom Petty's career branched out, the Heartbreakers always remained a touchstone.
How Hugh Hefner’s ‘Playboy After Dark’ Became a Classic Rock Showcase
The set for Hugh Hefner's 'Playboy After Dark' was built to resemble a mid-century cocktail party, complete with dancing guests and the clinking of highball glasses.
Frank Zappa Hologram Tour Is in the Works
No dates have been set, but the Zappa Family Trust says sidemen have already committed to the venture.
Allman Brothers Band Producer Johnny Sandlin Dies
Johnny Sandlin was a former member of the Allman Brothers Band precursor group Hour Glass with Gregg and Duane Allman.
Joe Satriani Recruits Glenn Hughes and Chad Smith for New ‘What Happens Next’ Album
A new documentary on Joe Satriani titled 'Beyond the Supernova' is also set to debut.
Ozzy Osbourne on Whether Rock Is Dead: ‘We’re the History Now’
Ozzy Osbourne attributes the music industry's issues to technological advances – many of which, he freely admits, have completely passed him by.
Donald Fagen Halts Solo Tour Due to Illness
It's been a difficult few weeks for Donald Fagen, who was on the road when longtime Steely Dan partner Walter Becker died.
Top 10 Walter Becker Songs
Walter Becker may have been Steely Dan's ace in the hole, but he somehow remained ever in the shadows.
24 Potential Collaborators for Rush’s Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson
Who's to say that they would stick with the tried-and-true trio format Rush has utilized since 1968?