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.
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.
George Harrison Would Have Gotten More Songs on Next Beatles LP
They discussed radically shifting the band's approach on a potential follow-up to 'Abbey Road.'
David Bowie’s Early Years Chronicled in ‘Conversation Piece’ Box
The five-disc set includes home demos, radio sessions, rare studio recordings and a new mix of 'Space Oddity.'
Jimmy Page Takes a Deep Career Dive in New ‘Anthology’ Book
The book is narrated entirely by the Led Zeppelin legend, with photos from across six decades.
How Jon Bon Jovi Finally Fell in Love With ‘Livin’ on a Prayer’
Jon Bon Jovi was initially skeptical about his eventual No. 1 hit because it was "so unique."
See an Exclusive Look at Jon Bon Jovi Cruise Keepsakes
One of the coolest things about Runaway to Paradise is the opportunity to trace his career through on-board memorabilia.
45 Years Ago: Emerson, Lake and Palmer Mark End of Era With ‘Welcome Back, My Friends’
The trio's '70s-era live shows were just as outsized as their studio albums. Maybe more so.
September 2019 New Music Releases
The Beatles go on a deep dive into sessions for 'Abbey Road,' while Robbie Robertson returns with his first studio project since 2011.