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.
ZZ Top’s New ‘Cinco’ Vinyl Box Set Features First Five Albums
'Cinco: The First Five LPs' has been designed to look like ZZ Top's custom "Nudie Suits."
Wendy Dio Fires Back at Critics of Ronnie James Dio Hologram
Wendy Dio spoke to Ultimate Classic Rock as work continues on an all-new version of the hologram to be featured on a planned tour.
Peter Criss Says Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Was Right to Honor Only Original Kiss Members
Peter Criss is preparing for his final round of shows, having announced his retirement from the road.
How the Ride for Ronnie Helps Keep Ronnie James Dio’s Legacy Alive: Exclusive Wendy Dio In…
The Ride for Ronnie stands as another example of a desire Wendy Dio had to get donations to the right place after her husband succumbed to cancer.
Sammy Hagar Announces New Fall Tour With the Circle
Sammy Hagar returns to the road this September with a band that includes fellow Van Halen alum Michael Anthony.
May 2017 New Music Releases
Ultimate Classic Rock takes a look a new music releases of note for May 2017.
25 Years Ago: Lemmy Kilmister’s Bad Breath Saves Motorhead in Commodore Amiga Video Game
Before each battle, Lemmy exclaims, "Let's rock!" But that's not his secret weapon.
Surprise! Izzy Stradlin Turns Up on John Mellencamp’s New Album
This actually isn't the first time Izzy Stradlin has sat in with John Mellencamp, who shares his Indiana lineage.
40 Years Ago: Led Zeppelin Play Cleveland Show Immortalized on ‘Destroyer’ Bootleg
Led Zeppelin put it all together during their April 27, 1977 stop at Richfield Coliseum in Cleveland – and everyone got to share in the experience.
45 Years Ago: Dr. John’s Rootsy Homecoming Album ‘Gumbo’ Sets Stage for Breakthrough
The former Mac Rebennack discarded his initial Night Tripper persona for a return to his roots on 'Dr. John's Gumbo.'
Journey Lineup Changes: A Complete Guide
This guide makes one thing clear: Journey has a deep history outside of the platinum-selling Steve Perry era.
Night Ranger’s Kelly Keagy Takes a Break After Heart Procedure
Night Ranger singer and drummer Kelly Keagy said the surgery was meant to address "a heart abnormality."