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.
50 Years Ago: The Animals Claim ‘House of the Rising Sun’ as Their Own
It's since been hailed as a folk-rock breakthrough, the song that convinced Bob Dylan to go electric.
August 2019 New Music Releases
Highly anticipated concert recordings from a trio of classic-rock greats top the list.
Slash Previews ‘Living the Dream Tour’ Project With New Video
The Guns N' Roses guitarist kicks off a North American headlining tour in San Francisco.
Roger Waters Shares Clip From ‘Call to Action’ Film ‘Us and Them’
Tickets are now on sale for special screenings of the concert movie to be held later this fall.
25 Years Ago: Why Elton John Almost Never Made ‘The Lion King’
The soundtrack became a multi-million-selling, Oscar-winning 1994 triumph, but it wasn't easy.
July 2019 New Music Releases
A trio of classic rock legends delve into their impressive back catalog of live recordings.
50 Years Ago: Why Two Members of ZZ Top Pretended to Be the Zombies
"It was the '60s, man," Dusty Hill says.
The Best Song From Every Allman Brothers Band Album
There were plenty of success stories after tragedy befell this sibling-led group.
Led Zeppelin’s ‘Stairway’ Trial Has Revealed a Stunning Copyright Issue
The band's return to court over its most famous song might have sweeping implications for federal law.
Restoring Led Zeppelin Images on Facebook Could Take a While
How Journey Ended Up With That ‘Cheeseball’ Video for ‘Separate Ways’
For some reason, someone came up on the idea of playing air guitar. And air drums and air bass and air synths.
40 Years Ago: How Electric Light Orchestra Slimmed Down, Then Went Disco on ‘Discovery’
Jeff Lynne had reached the end of a creative road with the out-sized construction – and success – of 1977's 'Out of the Blue.'