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.
5 Years Ago: David Bowie Begins a Final Career Resurgence on ‘The Next Day’
With 'The Next Day,' David Bowie never sounded more like himself – whatever that was.
March 2018 New Music Releases
March springs forward with new music from a legendary metal band, and plenty of live and archival material from other longtime favorites.
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 Retiring From Road After ‘Farewell’ Tour
Elton John will mount a three-year farewell tour, then leave the road forever.
Def Leppard and Journey Confirm 2018 Tour Together
Def Leppard and Journey have confirmed one of rock's worst-kept recent secrets.
Bon Jovi Announce 2018 Dates, Expanded Edition of Latest Album
Bon Jovi have announced a spring leg for their ongoing This House Is Not for Sale Tour, along with plans to add a pair of new songs to a re-release of the band's most recent album.
Eric Clapton Says He’s ‘Going Deaf’
Eric Clapton is facing health issues beyond the chronic nerve problems that have affected his back and hands.
Queen Will Receive a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award
Queen already has two recordings in the Grammy Hall of Fame.
John Mellencamp’s ‘Plain Spoken’ Concert Film Headed to Netflix
'Plain Spoken: From the Chicago Theater' was recorded in October 2016 during the final leg of John Mellencamp's 120-date Plain Spoken Tour.
Moody Blues’ Ray Thomas Dies at 76
Ray Thomas wrote or co-wrote more than 25 Moody Blues songs, but he will perhaps always be best remembered for his distinctive contributions on flute.
Top 5 Classic Rock Albums of 2017
Here's a look at the best classic rock albums released in 2017.
Watch Judas Priest’s New Video for ‘Lightning Strike’
Judas Priest have released the full video for "Lightning Strike," the lead single from their upcoming album 'Firepower.'