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.
April 2018 New Music Releases
Record Store Day dominates this list, but that doesn't mean the rest of April sits empty.
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.
Why Building Judas Priest’s Set Lists Can Be So Frustrating: Exclusive Video Interview
Rob Halford discusses whether they ever tire of playing Judas Priest's best-known tunes.
Why Judas Priest Named Their New Album ‘Firepower': Exclusive Video Interview
Judas Priest singer Rob Halford and drummer Scott Travis joined UCR for an exclusive interview about their upcoming album 'Firepower.'
Listen to Jack White’s New Single, ‘Over and Over and Over’
Jack White has issued another song from his upcoming third solo album.
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.
The Story of Crosby, Stills and Nash’s ‘Annihilation’ Song, ‘Helplessly Hoping’
Crosby Stills and Nash's 1969 song 'Helplessly Hoping' appears in Alex Garland's 2018 sci-fi film 'Annihilation.'
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."