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.
Seven Bands That Should Perform at Super Bowl 51 Instead of Lady Gaga
It's hard to recall sometimes, but at one point classic rock artists were the norm during halftime at the Super Bowl.
Top 10 John Wetton Songs
John Wetton's musical legacy extended far past his familiar work with Asia.
Joe Perry Says Aerosmith Are Planning a Lengthy Farewell: Exclusive Interview
joe Perry admits that he shares bandmate Brad Whitford's uncertainty about how things will actually conclude with Aerosmith.
Beatles, Guns N’ Roses, the Beach Boys and More: Charles Manson’s Often-Terrifying Music C…
Charles Manson famously made the Beatles a part of his murderous world view. But that's just the beginning of his story in rock.
Lemmy Kilmister’s Death: One Year Later
Lemmy Kilmister's death set off a powerful wave of remembrance and tribute from colleagues and fans alike. But this loss would reverberate long past the initial shock.
Inside Carrie Fisher’s Turbulent, Inspirational Relationship with Paul Simon
Carrie Fisher‘s fame-charmed life inevitably brought her into rock circles, but a stormy, song-sparking intersection with Paul Simon remains the most memorable.
5 Artists Snubbed by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame This Year
While the hall of fame is to be commended for a series of make-good inductions this year, some notables remain on the outside looking in.
That Time Paul McCartney Introduced Wings With ‘Wild Life’
Wings eventually sold millions and millions of records, but Paul McCartney‘s ’70s-era band didn’t exactly start out on a roll.
David Bowie Snubbed? Metallica Miscategorized? A Grammy Official Explains
Bill Freimuth, senior vice president of awards at the Recording Academy, discusses the 2016 Grammy nominations.
Watch the Rolling Stones’ New Video For ‘Ride ‘Em On Down’
"Ride 'Em On Down" arrives today as part of 'Blue and Lonesome', the Rolling Stones' first original studio effort since 2005's 'A Bigger Bang.'
Top 10 Leonard Cohen Songs
Leonard Cohen's legacy goes beyond the numerous covers of his songs, and the seemingly endless soundtrack appearances.
Bob Dylan Seems Kind of ‘Meh’ on the Whole Nobel Prize Thing
Bob Dylan doesn't appear to be all that into his Nobel Prize for literature.