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.
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?
September 2017 New Music Releases
The list of September 2017 new music releases is marked by one heartfelt goodbye and the long-awaited returns of a few huge stars.
Pink Floyd Fails Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Science Class: ‘There Is No Dark Side’ of the Moon
Pink Floyd‘s 'The Dark Side of the Moon' boasts plenty of rock gravitas – but science? Not so much.