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.
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.
Vivian Campbell Is Still on the Road, Despite Recent Back Surgery
The Def Leppard and Last in Line guitarist never stopped touring during an earlier cancer scare, either.
Doobie Brothers, Judas Priest, Soundgarden Lead New Rock Hall Nominations
The 35th annual induction ceremony will be held May 2, 2020 at Public Auditorium in Cleveland, Ohio.
Watch Peter Frampton Close Out Final Tour With a Beatles Cover
Surprisingly, his last song wasn't a big hit like "Show Me the Way" or "Do You Feel Like We Do."
55 Years Ago: The Kinks Try to Find Themselves on Self-Titled Debut
This album is perhaps rightly separated by "You Really Got Me" and songs that are not "You Really Got Me."
Why the Beatles Reordered the ‘Abbey Road’ Medley
Known during the sessions as "The Long One," this sequence initially unfolded a different way.
Bruce Springsteen to Release ‘Western Stars: Songs From the Film’
He says a refurbished barn in Colts Neck, N.J., provided the perfect setting for this one-time performance.
The Story Behind Every Song on the Beatles’ ‘Abbey Road’
When the album arrived, it was simply a batch of cool new tunes, not a heart-rending goodbye.
October 2019 New Music Releases
Anniversary celebrations dominate the list, but there are also some notable original projects on the way.
How to Make the Perfect LP From Paul McCartney’s Recent Albums
The playlist is limited to 12 songs and roughly 45 minutes - just like a classic vinyl release!
Have Eddie Van Halen’s Health Issues Kept Van Halen Off the Road?
David Lee Roth stoked new conjecture by linking hints of a cancer relapse with his newly confirmed solo shows.
John Fogerty Announces ’50 Year Trip: Live at Red Rocks’
The former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman returns to 17 favorites and two choice covers.