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.
40 Years Ago: Van Halen Kick Off Their First Headlining Tour
Band was still focused on performing, even though it had just released follow-up to multi-platinum debut.
‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Sequel Rumors Continue to Heat Up
The film, which earned four Oscars last month, has grossed more than $870 million worldwide.
Original Who Drummer Doug Sandom Dies at 89
He joined in 1962, when the band was still known as the Detours.
Here’s How to Make Your Own Personalized Led Zeppelin Playlist
A new Spotify partnership allows fans to mix and match songs from any album in the band's catalog.
John Mayall Collaboration Brings Rush’s Alex Lifeson Full Circle
They've joined together on a cover of "Evil and Here to Stay," from the legendary British bluesman's new album.
Where Are the Tapes From Black Sabbath’s Jam With Led Zeppelin?
First we have to agree they even exist.
25 Years Ago: Smart Soundtrack Makes ‘Reality Bites’ a Classic Gen X Rom-Com
Ben Stiller's directorial debut wasn't the first slacker movie, or maybe even the best one. Instead, it was one of Generation X's best romantic comedies.
25 Years Ago: How the Beatles Finally Reunited to Complete ‘Free as a Bird’
George Martin begged off. Even Paul McCartney said he was unsure at first.
Heart Reunite for Huge Summer Tour With Joan Jett and Sheryl Crow
They've been on hiatus since 2016, when a family dispute split the band's co-leading sisters.
How the 2019 Grammy Awards Basically Ignored Rock and Metal
It certainly wasn't rock music's biggest night.
Did Mick Jagger Share a Snippet of a New Rolling Stones Song?
The group's most recent album of original songs dates back to 2005's 'A Bigger Bang.'
Jon Anderson Announces New Solo Album and Spring U.S. Tour
'1,000 Hands' will feature guest appearances by members of Jethro Tull, Journey, Deep Purple and his former band Yes.