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.
30 Years Ago: Moody Blues Reach a Synth-Pop Dead End With ‘Sur la Mer’
'Sur la Mer' was the zenith of their '80s sound, or the nadir – depending on which period drew you to the Moody Blues in the first place.
Screwups in Your Favorite Rock Songs
Even your favorite rock god makes a mistake every now and again. Some of these mishaps even make it onto proper albums
Yes, Even Mick Jagger Makes Dad Jokes on His Son’s Instagram
Think having a rock-star father exempts you from the usual dad jokes? Lucas Jagger is here to definitively refute that.
Stream Rock on the Range All Weekend at UltimateClassicRock.com
UCR has teamed up with LiveXLive to provide the official live stream of this year's Rock on the Range.
KK Downing Is Selling His Share of Judas Priest’s Catalog
The guitarist announced the sale after a failed investment in a luxury golf resort.
June 2018 New Music Releases
June's new music releases end with a bang: Guns N' Roses' massive 'Appetite for Destruction' reissue. But there's plenty to tide you over until then.
Freddie Mercury’s Sexuality Remained a Mystery Even to His Queen Bandmates
Queen never talked much about Freddie Mercury's sexuality, and even less about the disease that killed him.
18 Rockers These Bands Tried to Erase
A list of musicians who either toiled in strange obscurity or are now completely ignored by their former groups.
35 Years Ago: The Fixx Stayed True, Then Hit It Big Anyway on ‘Reach the Beach’
The Fixx's meteoric breakthrough didn't arrive courtesy of some sweeping overhaul.
How a Handshake Deal on an Iconic Jethro Tull Cover Went Bad
Burton Silverman is the typically uncredited, wildly underpaid cover artist behind 'Aqualung,' Jethro Tull's best-known album.