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.
Lost Van Halen / Mitch Malloy Demo Released
Mitch Malloy has released an unfinished Van Halen demo that he completed after a brief period as a singer with the group.
Geddy Lee Says Neil Peart Hasn’t Retired
A day after Neil Peart seemed to confirm that he was walking away from music, Rush bandmate Geddy Lee is clearing things up.
Watch the Eagles of Death Metal Join U2 for a Rousing Paris Appearance
The Eagles of Death Metal took the stage today during a U2 concert in Paris, marking an emotional return after the terrorist attacks of Nov. 13.
Why Brian Wilson Retired From the Road
Brian Wilson's apparent nervous breakdown on a flight to a Houston concert by the Beach Boys in December 1964 ended his onstage appearances for more than a decade.
The Time Alice Cooper and Ann Landers Debated Necrophilia
When a famous advice columnist called Alice Cooper out over his song "Cold Ethyl," he didn't roll over and play dead.
The Story of the Who’s Cincinnati Concert Tragedy
The origin of this disaster can be traced in part to the practice of general-admission seating.
David Bowie, Queen, Brian Wilson and More Highlight Record Store Day Black Friday Exclusiv…
A stack of Record Store Day Black Friday goodies that already includes Judas Priest, Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan just got piled a lot higher.
The Day Freddie Mercury Died
Freddie Mercury was the face of Queen's wildly popular mixture of hard rock, pop, cabaret, glam and opera in the '70s, before becoming one the the AIDS virus' most well-known casualties in the '90s.
Is Bruce Springsteen Gearing Up for Another Tour?
At least one columnist thinks Bruce Springsteen is preparing for a tour with the E Street Band.
Ex-Motorhead Drummer Phil ‘Philthy Animal’ Taylor Dies
Former Motorhead drummer Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor died on Wednesday, ex-bandmate "Fast" Eddie Clarke confirms. He was 61.
AC/DC Fans Barred from Drinking Near December Concert
For those about to drink, we've got bad news for you.
Hear Robert Plant’s Long-Awaited New Song with Alison Krauss
Robert Plant's first collaboration with Alison Krauss since their blockbuster 2007 album 'Raising Sand' has arrived.