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.
2017 New Music Releases
Ultimate Classic Rock offers a comprehensive, continuously updated list of 2017 New Music Releases.
How Greg Lake Stumbled Into His Famous Yuletide Song, ‘I Believe in Father Christmas’
Greg Lake was in a creative logjam when he started singing a familiar Christmas standard over a new riff that stubbornly refused to go away.
David Bowie Snubbed? Metallica Miscategorized? A Grammy Official Explains
Bill Freimuth, senior vice president of awards at the Recording Academy, discusses the 2016 Grammy nominations.
Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Iggy Pop and David Bowie Earn Grammy Nominations
Here are the just-announced classic rock nominees for the 59th annual Grammy Awards.
Watch the Rolling Stones’ New Video For ‘Ride ‘Em On Down’
"Ride 'Em On Down" arrives today as part of 'Blue and Lonesome', the Rolling Stones' first original studio effort since 2005's 'A Bigger Bang.'
Rolling Stones’ New Blues Album Brought Mick Jagger and Keith Richards Closer
The Rolling Stones recorded 'Blue & Lonesome' in a matter of days. Whatever bad feelings remained from earlier quarrels seem to have dissipated just as quickly.
Queen Are Considering Recording New Music With Adam Lambert
Roger Taylor says it's "quite possible" Queen will record new songs with singer Adam Lambert in the future.
Bob Dylan Won’t Be Attending Nobel Prize Ceremony
This ends a lengthy period of confusion about Bob Dylan's response to one of writing's most prestigious awards.
UPDATED: Jimmy Page Accused of Spying by Neighbor Robbie Williams
Robbie Williams claims that Jimmy Page has become "mentally ill" since the former Take That star received official approval to move forward with long-disputed renovation plans.
Watch Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo Perform ‘Hit Me With Your Best Shot': Exclusive Video
Pat Benatar is featured in an intimate setting with guitarist and husband Neil Giraldo during an Audience Network concert special which premieres tonight.
Neil Young’s New Song, and Most of His Catalog, Now on All Streaming Services
No one from Neil Young's camp has yet commented on this sudden change of heart.
Rush Won’t Go Forward Without All Three Current Members
"We always said that if the three of us aren't on board," Rush's Geddy Lee confirms, "we don't do a thing."