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.
Unconfirmed Rumor: Axl Rose and Angus Young Prepping New AC/DC Album
Guns N' Roses' touring commitments are reportedly the only thing holding up a possible new AC/DC studio project featuring Axl Rose.
Eddie Van Halen Has Donated 75 of His Guitars to Public Schools
Eddie Van Halen's passion for music began as a child, and he's working to make sure future generations have the same opportunity.
Did Mick Jagger Write an Unpublished Memoir?
The Rolling Stones' management team has declined to either confirm or deny that a Mick Jagger memoir even exists.
Cheap Trick Confirm Work on a New Studio Album
Cheap Trick took seven years between 'The Latest' and 2016's 'Bang, Zoom, Crazy ... Hello,' their longest stretch between studio efforts ever.
Seven Bands That Should Perform at Super Bowl 51 Instead of Lady Gaga
It's hard to recall sometimes, but at one point classic rock artists were the norm during halftime at the Super Bowl.
Most Disappointing Albums: More Than 100 Times Rock’s Biggest Bands Let Us Down
A disappointing album, as our list shows, isn't always a group's worst studio effort.
Joe Perry Says Aerosmith Are Planning a Lengthy Farewell: Exclusive Interview
joe Perry admits that he shares bandmate Brad Whitford's uncertainty about how things will actually conclude with Aerosmith.
Butch Trucks’ Death: Rockers React
The death of co-founding Allman Brothers Band drummer Butch Trucks has led to an outpouring of emotion.
February 2017 New Music Releases
Our list of February 2017 new-music releases is highlighted by a pair of huge vinyl releases, along with the first major new projects of the year.
45 Years Ago: Blue Oyster Cult Gets Heavy on Self-Titled Debut
Blue Oyster Cult didn't emerge fully formed. Instead, their self-titled debut arrived as a sign post in their continuing development.