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.
Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Gary Rossington Says He’s Had Heart Attacks Onstage
Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington is apparently taking a "battery of nitroglycerin pills to stay alive."
May 2018 New Music Releases
Richie Sambora's first post-Rock & Roll Hall of Fame project tops the list of May 2018 new music releases.
50 Years Ago: Sly and the Family Stone Go Mainstream With ‘Dance to the Music’
Before 'Dance to the Music' arrived, Sly and the Family Stone hadn't made a dent in the charts. That soon changed.
25 Totally Crazy Music Conspiracy Theories
Insane, and maybe untrue, stories about famous people have been around for ages.
Which Hall of Fame Bands Hated Each Other the Most?
These bandmates totally hate each other. And some fancy statue isn't going to change that.
How Neil Finn’s Friendship With Mick Fleetwood Led to a Gig With Fleetwood Mac
Neil Finn's sudden appearance in Fleetwood Mac's touring lineup seemed to come out of left field, but it really didn't.
72 Musicians Who Are Totally Lying About Their Names
Their names are forever etched in our collective musical memory – or are they?
April 2018 New Music Releases
Record Store Day dominates this list, but that doesn't mean the rest of April sits empty.
Charlie Watts Is Fine With It If the Rolling Stones Break Up
Plenty of people would be devastated if the Rolling Stones decided to call it quits after their latest round of shows. Drummer Charlie Watts isn't one of them.
John Fogerty and ZZ Top Pair Up for Blues and Bayous Tour
John Fogerty and ZZ Top have announced a series of joint spring dates.
45 Years Ago: Dr. John Gets Focused Then Gets Famous on ‘In the Right Place’
Dr. John had been trodding well off the beaten path for years before this remarkable commercial breakthrough.
Billy Gibbons Joins Sue Foley for ‘Fool’s Gold': Premiere
A gruff, blues-soaked voice familiar to every ZZ Top fan powers Sue Foley's "Fool's Gold."