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.
35 Years Ago: Talking Heads’ ‘Stop Making Sense’ Changes Concert Films Forever
It was no accident the band and director Jonathan Demme found each other.
Doobie Brothers, Judas Priest, Soundgarden Lead New Rock Hall Nominations
The 35th annual induction ceremony will be held May 2, 2020 at Public Auditorium in Cleveland, Ohio.
Watch Peter Frampton Close Out Final Tour With a Beatles Cover
Surprisingly, his last song wasn't a big hit like "Show Me the Way" or "Do You Feel Like We Do."
Steve Perry’s Amazing Comeback: One Year Later
The former Journey frontman's 2018 return was as surprising as it was successful.
Bruce Springsteen to Release ‘Western Stars: Songs From the Film’
He says a refurbished barn in Colts Neck, N.J., provided the perfect setting for this one-time performance.
The Band’s Self-Titled LP Expanded to Celebrate 50th Anniversary
The reissue was overseen by Robbie Robertson, and features a new stereo mix from the original multi-track masters.
Why the Beatles Reordered the ‘Abbey Road’ Medley
Known during the sessions as "The Long One," this sequence initially unfolded a different way.
The Story Behind Every Song on the Beatles’ ‘Abbey Road’
When the album arrived, it was simply a batch of cool new tunes, not a heart-rending goodbye.
Grateful Dead Lyricist Robert Hunter Dies at 78
He also wrote songs with Elvis Costello, Bruce Hornsby and – perhaps most famously – Bob Dylan.
Top 10 David Coverdale Songs
He's the quintessential frontman, a big-maned, big-voiced singer with a revolving cast to support his personal vision.
October 2019 New Music Releases
Anniversary celebrations dominate the list, but there are also some notable original projects on the way.
How to Make the Perfect LP From Paul McCartney’s Recent Albums
The playlist is limited to 12 songs and roughly 45 minutes - just like a classic vinyl release!