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.
KK Downing Is Selling His Share of Judas Priest’s Catalog
The guitarist announced the sale after a failed investment in a luxury golf resort.
June 2018 New Music Releases
June's new music releases end with a bang: Guns N' Roses' massive 'Appetite for Destruction' reissue. But there's plenty to tide you over until then.
Stream Rock on the Range All Weekend at UltimateClassicRock.com
UCR has teamed up with LiveXLive to provide the official live stream of this year's Rock on the Range.
Freddie Mercury’s Sexuality Remained a Mystery Even to His Queen Bandmates
Queen never talked much about Freddie Mercury's sexuality, and even less about the disease that killed him.
18 Rockers These Bands Tried to Erase
A list of musicians who either toiled in strange obscurity or are now completely ignored by their former groups.
How a Handshake Deal on an Iconic Jethro Tull Cover Went Bad
Burton Silverman is the typically uncredited, wildly underpaid cover artist behind 'Aqualung,' Jethro Tull's best-known album.
20 Beatles Songs That John Lennon Hated
John Lennon tore into deep cuts, treasured favorites and no less than four Beatles songs that reached No. 1.
Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Gary Rossington Says He’s Had Heart Attacks Onstage
Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington is apparently taking a "battery of nitroglycerin pills to stay alive."
Nobody Ever Really Reunites
Fans are left, over and over, to wonder what might have been.
Fleetwood Mac Announce Expansive 2018-19 Tour Without Lindsey Buckingham
Fleetwood Mac are ready for their first tour since parting ways with Lindsey Buckingham.
May 2018 New Music Releases
Richie Sambora's first post-Rock & Roll Hall of Fame project tops the list of May 2018 new music releases.
Which Hall of Fame Bands Hated Each Other the Most?
These bandmates totally hate each other. And some fancy statue isn't going to change that.