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.
When Neil Diamond Joined the Band for ‘The Last Waltz’
Some people weren't sure why Neil Diamond was onstage during the Band's all-star Thanksgiving 1976 concert at the Winterland.
‘Concert for George’ Reissued to Honor George Harrison’s Birthday
The star-packed 'Concert for George' will be reissued -- and broadly expanded – in time to commemorate the 75th anniversary of George Harrison's birth.
Def Leppard and Journey Confirm 2018 Tour Together
Def Leppard and Journey have confirmed one of rock's worst-kept recent secrets.
David Byrne Expands ‘American Utopia’ World Tour
The second leg of David Byrne's dates begin with an appearance during the first week of Coachella.
Chris Robinson Will Return to Black Crowes Songs on New Tour
Chris Robinson's immediate post-Black Crowes career, perhaps understandably, focused on newer music.
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.
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.
Paul McCartney ‘Putting the Finishing Touches’ on New Album
Paul McCartney's long-awaited follow up to 2013's 'New' is apparently nearing completion.
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.'
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.