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.
May 2017 New Music Releases
Ultimate Classic Rock takes a look a new music releases of note for May 2017.
Surprise! Izzy Stradlin Turns Up on John Mellencamp’s New Album
This actually isn't the first time Izzy Stradlin has sat in with John Mellencamp, who shares his Indiana lineage.
Check Out Buckingham McVie’s Sweetly Romantic New Tune, ‘Feel About You’
Buckingham McVie's "Feel About You" pleasantly recalls Fleetwood Mac's perfect pop confections on 1987's 'Tango in the Night' – and that's fitting.
Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen to Tour With a New Solo Band
They're promising setlists filled with Steely Dan hits and songs from Donald Fagen's solo albums plus "some swell surprises," Fagen says.
Journey Lineup Changes: A Complete Guide
This guide makes one thing clear: Journey has a deep history outside of the platinum-selling Steve Perry era.
Top 10 Gregg Allman Songs
Duane Allman looms large, just as he did in passing. Still, these songs make their own case for the brother who remained.
Night Ranger’s Kelly Keagy Takes a Break After Heart Procedure
Night Ranger singer and drummer Kelly Keagy said the surgery was meant to address "a heart abnormality."
Yes vs. Yes: Who Actually Owns the Band’s Name?
Yes split into two bands just 72 hours after being inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, seemingly out of the blue.
Neal Schon Has a Theory on Why Steve Perry Didn’t Sing at Journey’s Hall of Fame Induction
Neal Schon didn't get to perform with Steve Perry, but he still came away with a treasured memory.
Yes Lineup Changes: A Complete Guide
How'd Yes get to this point? Well, it took a village. As their sound continued to develop, Yes' personnel shifted – often.
Watch as Led Zeppelin’s ‘Immigrant Song’ Powers New ‘Thor’ Trailer
This is the first trailer for the third installment of Marvel's new Thor franchise, 'Thor: Ragnarok.'
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2017: Our 11 Favorite Moments
This year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony was marked by signature reunions, a series of funny one-liners, a few notable absences, and a raucous jam.