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.
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.'
Slash Purchases New $6.25 Million Encino Home
Slash new .72-acre corner lot is completely walled and gated, to keep pesky fans like you out.
Watch Whitesnake’s Live Video Update of ‘Burn’ by Deep Purple
"Burn" is part of the forthcoming Whitesnake release 'The Purple Tour: Live,' recorded during dates in support of the Deep Purple-focused 'Purple Album' in 2015.
29 Great Classic Rock Christmas Memories
Rock stars celebrate Christmas in their own rock star ways.
All-Star Elton John Grammy Salute Concert Set for January
Elton John's career in music will be celebrated by a slew of artists at a special concert called "I'm Still Standing: A Grammy Salute."
How Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ Got a Teacher Fired
She's the teacher every kid wanted, but in the end found herself out of a job.
Bon Jovi, the Cars, Dire Straits and the Moody Blues to Enter Rock Hall
The fans nailed it again, as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces its Class of 2018 honorees.
Neal Schon’s New Solo EP Includes Two Journey Covers
'Ave Maria' is the latest solo work from the prolific Neal Schon, who has said he's "deeply in artistic mode."
Senators Are Suddenly Quoting Meat Loaf for Some Reason
Apparently, there are lot of Meat Loaf fans in the U.S. Senate.
Listen to Joe Perry’s New Song With Robin Zander of Cheap Trick
"Aye, Aye, Aye" is actually one of a trio of upcoming solo tracks featuring the Cheap Trick singer, something Joe Perry calls a dream come true.
Top 20 Songs of 2017
This past year brought long-awaited new music, thrilling collaborations and final thoughts from legends.