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.
2018’s Biggest Rock Stories
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Albums We’re Expecting in 2019
It's early yet, but 2019 is already shaping up to be an intriguing year for rock fans.
5 Reasons the Cure Should Be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Eligible for induction since 2004, they were a finalist once, in 2012.
The Best Song From Every Queen Album
Our deep dive attempts to find the greatest moment on a string of records that are overstuffed with them.
50 Years Ago: Jimi Hendrix Chases His Muse on ‘Electric Ladyland’
Faced with prevailing backward-looking musical trends, the guitarist went his own way.
Listen to a New Mashup of Led Zeppelin and Greta Van Fleet
Comparisons have dogged the young band from the beginning. Now you can judge for yourself.
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.
All 172 Journey Songs Ranked Worst to Best
The band's discography will always have a clear line of demarcation: before Steve Perry and after Steve Perry.
Jefferson Airplane Co-Founder Marty Balin Dead at 76
The singer for both Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship has died of unknown causes at the age of 76.
Led Zeppelin Reportedly Plan to Launch Concert Streaming Service
A new trademark filing was apparently submitted for the purpose of "providing non-downloadable prerecorded music online via a global computer network."