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.
35 Years Ago: U2 Emerge as Arena-Rock Stars on ‘Under a Blood Red Sky’
A lot of things went wrong before 'Under a Blood Red Sky' helped establish U2 as one of the '80s' biggest concert acts.
Top 25 Southern Rock Albums
For all of its woolly, trapped-in-the-'70s imagery, the genre has proven surprisingly resilient.
Ozzy Osbourne Cancels Rest of Final Tour as He Battles Infection
Three California shows had already been postponed, following an initial prognosis.
Linkin Park Singer Chester Bennington Dies in Apparent Suicide
Chester Bennington, who also sang with the Stone Temple Pilots, was reportedly found hanged at his home just before 9AM today.
Watch Bruce Springsteen Join Brian Wilson Onstage
Bruce Springsteen made a surprise appearance during the encore of Brian Wilson's show last night in Holmdel, N.J.
Motley Crue Explains Why They Will Not Make a Final Album
Motley Crue won't be issuing new music before hitting the road for what promises to be their farewell tour. Bassist Nikki Sixx blames a segmented radio environment unsuitable for their brand of rock.
David Bowie Pays Tribute to Fallen Bassist Trevor Bolder
David Bowie is paying tribute to Trevor Bolder a day after his former bassist succumbed following a lengthy battle with cancer. Bolder was also a member of Uriah Heep and Wishbone Ash.
Duff McKagan Biopic Trailer Revealed
The trailer for 'It's So Easy and Other Lies,' the wild and redemptive documentary tracing the rise and fall of former Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan, is now available online. You can watch it above.
Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler Remembers The Creative Spark For ‘Walk This Way’
When you've written enough great songs to warrant a prestigious ASCAP Founders Award for composing, you might expect them all to run together. Yet, for Aerosmith, the moment of inspiration for 'Walk This Way' continues to resonate.
Rush Fans Outraged as Original Drummer Snubbed by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Rush's induction page on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame web site has been completed -- and it leaves out original drummer John Rutsey, creating a stir among long-time fans.
15 Years Ago: Fan Tries to Sell Paul McCartney’s Germs
One enterprising Paul McCartney fan decided to take a sad bout with the flu and make it better.
Ozzy Osbourne Says New Black Sabbath Album is ‘Mindblowing’
Ozzy Osbourne is hailing the forthcoming Black Sabbath reunion project as a return to form for the band, which hadn't produced a studio effort with him since 1978.