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 the newspaper industry, he previously oversaw a daily section that was named Top 10 in the nation by the AP.
August 2019 New Music Releases
Highly anticipated concert recordings from a trio of classic-rock greats top the list.
July 2019 New Music Releases
A trio of classic rock legends delve into their impressive back catalog of live recordings.
Led Zeppelin’s ‘Stairway’ Trial Has Revealed a Stunning Copyright Issue
The band's return to court over its most famous song might have sweeping implications for federal law.
Restoring Led Zeppelin Images on Facebook Could Take a While
50 Years Ago: Why Two Members of ZZ Top Pretended to Be the Zombies
"It was the '60s, man," Dusty Hill says.
David Lee Roth Crashed a Bachelor Party, but Nobody Knew Him
He discovered someone blasting Van Halen in a nearby hotel room and decided to drop by.
June 2019 New Music Releases
Can't find the dough for the latest concert ticket? A string of cool upcoming live albums is on the way.
How Is the Resurgence of Vinyl Impacting Our Environment?
After more than a decade of phenomenal growth in vinyl sales, the question of sustainability remains.
The Black Keys Announce Back-to-Basics Ninth Album ‘Let’s Rock’
In the years since 2014's 'Turn Blue,' Patrick Carney and Dan Auerbach have remained very busy – just not with one another.
7 Things to Look for on the 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Broadcast
Several legends were honored through stirring speeches, fun collaborations and raucous onstage performances.
The Best Song From Every Tom Petty Album
There's a common thread here, and it's the Heartbreakers.
Fans Start Doomed Petition to Name Black Hole After Chris Cornell
The discovery has already been dubbed Powehi, a Hawaiian word that recognizes the island state's role in this scientific breakthrough.