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.
April 2018 New Music Releases
Record Store Day dominates this list, but that doesn't mean the rest of April sits empty.
John Fogerty and ZZ Top Pair Up for Blues and Bayous Tour
John Fogerty and ZZ Top have announced a series of joint spring dates.
Eagles Are Still Adding Concert Dates
Another week, another round of Eagles shows.
Styx, Joan Jett and Tesla Join Together for U.S. Summer Tour
Styx and Joan Jett will hit the road as co-headliners beginning on May 30.
Elton John Adds More Dates to Sprawling Final Tour
Elton John has announced more shows as his three-year-long farewell tour continues to grow.
Chris Robinson Will Return to Black Crowes Songs on New Tour
Chris Robinson's immediate post-Black Crowes career, perhaps understandably, focused on newer music.
Queen Will Receive a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award
Queen already has two recordings in the Grammy Hall of Fame.
How Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ Got a Teacher Fired
She's the teacher every kid wanted, but in the end found herself out of a job.
Watch Gene Simmons Go Into the Crowd to Confront a Heckler
Kiss co-founder Gene Simmons left the stage to silence a heckler during a solo performance in Providence, R.I., recently.
Aerosmith’s Joe Perry Announces First Solo Album Since 2009
Aerosmith's Joe Perry will release 'Sweetzerland Manifesto,' his first non-holiday solo album in eight years.
40 Years Ago: Steve Perry Performs His First Show With Journey
As the new singer for Journey, Steve Perry had a suspicious audience to win over.
Judas Priest Confirm Title of New ‘Firepower’ LP, Announce Tour
Judas Priest's appropriately titled Firepower 2018 Tour is set to begin in March.