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.
5 Years Ago: David Bowie Begins a Final Career Resurgence on ‘The Next Day’
With 'The Next Day,' David Bowie never sounded more like himself – whatever that was.
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.
Eagles Are Still Adding Concert Dates
Another week, another round of Eagles shows.
Elton John Adds More Dates to Sprawling Final Tour
Elton John has announced more shows as his three-year-long farewell tour continues to grow.
John Mellencamp’s ‘Plain Spoken’ Concert Film Headed to Netflix
'Plain Spoken: From the Chicago Theater' was recorded in October 2016 during the final leg of John Mellencamp's 120-date Plain Spoken Tour.
Elton John Joined by Miley Cyrus for ‘Tiny Dancer’ at the Grammys
They performed "Tiny Dancer" before a crowd that included Elton John's longtime writing partner Bernie Taupin, who co-composed the song.
Gary Clark Jr. Honors Chuck Berry and Fats Domino at the Grammys
Gary Clark Jr. and Jon Batiste took turns performing key early rock songs, both from 1955.
2018 New Music Releases
Ultimate Classic Rock offers a comprehensive, continuously updated list of 2018 New Music Releases.
Def Leppard and Journey Confirm 2018 Tour Together
Def Leppard and Journey have confirmed one of rock's worst-kept recent secrets.
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.
Queen Will Receive a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award
Queen already has two recordings in the Grammy Hall of Fame.
Beatles Promoter Tony Calder Dies at 74
Tony Calder helped the Beatles to their first hit before signing Black Sabbath and Fleetwood Mac to label deals.