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.
Mick Jones Will Release First-Ever Foreigner Band Biography, ‘A Foreigner’s Tale’
Foreigner's first-ever official biography will arrive just in time for the band's 40th anniversary.
No Hall of Fame for You: 19 Artists Left Out of Their Band’s 2017 Nominations
We look at the individuals who weren't included when their bands were nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class of 2017.
Stevie Nicks Plans Expanded Reissues of ‘Bella Donna’ and ‘The Wild Heart’
Both feature newly remastered audio, as well as never-before-heard extras including additional songs, live takes and demos.
Listen to Metallica’s New Song, ‘Moth Into Flame’
Metallica are offering a free preview of "Moth Into Flame" from the group's upcoming 'Hardwired ... to Self-Destruct.'
When Boston Reached New Chart Heights With Belated ‘Third Stage’
'Third Stage' was the nexus point between what could have been the end of Boston, and an entirely new beginning.
David Bowie Tribute Plaque Destroyed in Berlin
Unveiled just last month, the porcelain sign marks the home David Bowie shared with Iggy Pop in the '70s – a particularly fertile period.
Vince Neil’s Battery Trial Postponed
Vince Neil faces a maximum of six months in jail after being charged with misdemeanor battery in connection with an April 7, 2016, fan incident in Los Vegas.
Metallica Add Iron Maiden, Dio and Deep Purple Covers to Deluxe Edition of ‘Hardwired … to…
Metallica have finally put the finishing touches on 'Hardwired … To Self-Destruct,' but not before making one more notable change.
35 Years Ago: ZZ Top Begin Refining Their ’80s Sound on ‘El Loco’
On one level, 'El Loco' was a continuation of ZZ Top's Texas-steeped blues aesthetic. But something else was in play, as a new synth-driven decade dawned.
Ozzy Osbourne’s Family Buys Up Entire Auction of Black Sabbath Memorabilia
The items, which date from 1968-73, were set to be auctioned on Sept. 30.
October 2016 New Music Releases
Ultimate Classic Rock takes a look at the best classic rock new music releases for the month of October 2016.
45 Years Ago: The Band Struggle Through Dark and Unfocused ‘Cahoots’
This has always felt like a breakup album.