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.
Albums We’re Expecting in 2019
It's early yet, but 2019 is already shaping up to be an intriguing year for rock fans.
Top 25 Southern Rock Albums
For all of its woolly, trapped-in-the-'70s imagery, the genre has proven surprisingly resilient.
Listen to Def Leppard’s New Song, ‘We All Need Christmas’
New holiday-themed song arrives just days after band earned first-ever nomination to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Ozzy Osbourne Cancels Rest of Final Tour as He Battles Infection
Three California shows had already been postponed, following an initial prognosis.
Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Electric Ladyland’ to Be Reissued as Deluxe 50th Anniversary Box
Last studio LP issued during legendary guitarist's lifetime is getting expanded
Pink Floyd Solo Albums Ranked Worst to Best
The band's solo projects tend to get overlooked when 'The Dark Side of the Moon' stays on the charts for nearly a generation.
Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, Has Died
She was the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
AC/DC’s Vancouver Photos Raise Three Big Questions
The prospect of AC/DC reuniting has sparked both speculation and debate. Here are the three biggest issues.
Watch the Foo Fighters Cover ‘Rocky Mountain Way’ With Joe Walsh
The Eagles star has been a regular presence alongside Dave Grohl and his band over the years.
Van Halen’s Gary Cherone Mistake: Rock’s Epic Fails
For Van Halen, the third time was most certainly not the charm.
July 2018 New Music Releases
July finds one of hard rock's most distinctive frontmen continuing his solo career, and an expanded edition of one of last year's best albums.
Guns N’ Roses Triumph at Download Festival: Photo Gallery
The band headlined the second day of Download 2018 from the U.K.'s Donington Park, and we've got great photos to share.