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.
50 Years Ago: How Sly and the Family Stone Defined an Era With ‘Stand’
There was nothing like this groundbreaking, genre-jumping group – not then, and not now.
Adam Lambert’s ‘American Idol’ Return Marks 10 Years With Queen
Singer initially rose to fame after connecting with his future bandmates on the show's Season 8 finale in 2009.
The Best Song From Every Steely Dan Album
They became legendary for endless searches for just the right sound, or just the right take. But which track was best?
The Black Keys Announce Back-to-Basics Ninth Album ‘Let’s Rock’
In the years since 2014's 'Turn Blue,' Patrick Carney and Dan Auerbach have remained very busy – just not with one another.
7 Things to Look for on the 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Broadcast
Several legends were honored through stirring speeches, fun collaborations and raucous onstage performances.
Bruce Springsteen Announces New Solo Album ‘Western Stars’
This is his first new music since 'High Hopes' and the EP 'American Beauty' capped a period of renewed studio activity back in 2014.
John Fogerty Questions Timing of Former Bandmates’ Retirement
The former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman just launched a new Las Vegas residency called "My 50 Year Trip."
The Best Song From Every Tom Petty Album
There's a common thread here, and it's the Heartbreakers.
May 2019 New Music Releases
A trio of classic rock's best-known performers charge forward with new music, while two others take a look back.
How John Lennon Told the Story of His Love for Yoko Ono in Song
These narratives continued through a posthumous album released years after the ex-Beatles star's murder.