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.
December 2019 New Music Releases
It's rare to have an important album still left unheard so late. This year is different.
30 Years Ago: Rolling Stones Go Old-School for Last Top 40 Hit, ‘Rock and a Hard Place’
The song's success was born out of getting-reacquainted sessions held in early 1988 in Barbados.
5 Years Ago: Allman Brothers Band Play Their Last Show
This final concert was followed by seasons of loss.
November 2019 New Music Releases
The other Record Store Day returns late in the month, but there are lots of other titles arriving on and around Black Friday.
October 2019 New Music Releases
Anniversary celebrations dominate the list, but there are also some notable original projects on the way.
John Fogerty Announces ’50 Year Trip: Live at Red Rocks’
The former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman returns to 17 favorites and two choice covers.
David Bowie’s Early Years Chronicled in ‘Conversation Piece’ Box
The five-disc set includes home demos, radio sessions, rare studio recordings and a new mix of 'Space Oddity.'
Here’s What the Beatles’ ‘Abbey Road’ Reissue Box Is Missing
The track listing for an upcoming look at the band's penultimate album reveals some notable omissions.
Beatles Announce Expanded 40-Song ‘Abbey Road’ Reissue Box Set
The official announcement arrives 50 years to the day after they walked across the street outside of EMI Studios for the album's cover image.
Led Zeppelin Copyright Case Draws Support From 123 Other Acts
They said each could "undoubtedly be affected by the outcome of this critically important case."
Ringo Starr Confirms Box Set Reissue of Beatles ‘Abbey Road’
They have already remastered and expanded 1967's 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' and 1968's self-titled 'White Album.'
Foreigner Set for 10-Show Las Vegas Residency in 2020
Now, all they have to do is figure out how to fit in all of the band's most familiar songs.