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.
October 2019 New Music Releases
Anniversary celebrations dominate the list, but there are also some notable original projects on the way.
How to Make the Perfect LP From Paul McCartney’s Recent Albums
The playlist is limited to 12 songs and roughly 45 minutes - just like a classic vinyl release!
Cars Frontman Ric Ocasek Died After Unnamed Surgical Procedure
He was apparently expected to make a full recovery.
Ric Ocasek Through the Years: Photo Gallery
It seems fitting that the Cars' well-traveled singer had a band with a transportation-themed name.
Bruce Springsteen Sets Dates for ‘Western Stars’ Film Screenings
He confirmed early on that he wasn't scheduling tour dates.
Ringo Starr’s New Album Features a Very Special Beatles Moment
The drummer's 20th solo album was recorded with friends both old and new in his home studio.
Have Eddie Van Halen’s Health Issues Kept Van Halen Off the Road?
David Lee Roth stoked new conjecture by linking hints of a cancer relapse with his newly confirmed solo shows.
John Fogerty Announces ’50 Year Trip: Live at Red Rocks’
The former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman returns to 17 favorites and two choice covers.
George Harrison Would Have Gotten More Songs on Next Beatles LP
They discussed radically shifting the band's approach on a potential follow-up to 'Abbey Road.'
The Band Plan Anniversary Reissue of Self-Titled Masterpiece
The platinum-selling album built on their groundbreaking successes with 1968's 'Music From Big Pink.'
David Bowie’s Early Years Chronicled in ‘Conversation Piece’ Box
The five-disc set includes home demos, radio sessions, rare studio recordings and a new mix of 'Space Oddity.'
Jimmy Page Takes a Deep Career Dive in New ‘Anthology’ Book
The book is narrated entirely by the Led Zeppelin legend, with photos from across six decades.