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.
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.
August 2019 New Music Releases
Highly anticipated concert recordings from a trio of classic-rock greats top the list.
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.
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.
Was Rolling Stones Co-Founder Brian Jones Murdered?
The coroner said he drowned while under the influence of alcohol and drugs, labeling the tragedy as "death by misadventure."
35 Years Ago: Why Lindsey Buckingham Got So Dark and Weird on ‘Go Insane’
He set a goal of "punching out of the Fleetwood Mac microcosm" in 1984. Mission accomplished.
40 Years Ago: How James Bond’s ‘Moonraker’ Confirmed an Unlikely Friendship
The Roger Moore era's fourth film attempted to stay relevant in a post-'Star Wars' movie landscape.
July 2019 New Music Releases
A trio of classic rock legends delve into their impressive back catalog of live recordings.
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.
30 Years Ago: Who Kick Off Overstuffed, Widely Criticized Tour
There were plenty of reasons for the band to remain retired. Here's why it didn't.
Restoring Led Zeppelin Images on Facebook Could Take a While
Facebook Has Banned Led Zeppelin’s ‘Houses of the Holy’ Artwork
The cover was nominated for a Grammy in the best-album package category in 1974, losing to the Who's 'Tommy' movie soundtrack.