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.
November and December 2017 New Music Releases
Christmas is coming early, music lovers.
Tom Petty’s Top 10 Most Underrated Songs
Turns out, Tom Petty was right. We got lucky.
Tom Petty Never Abandoned His Values, Or His Band, Over a Remarkable Career
Even as Tom Petty's career branched out, the Heartbreakers always remained a touchstone.
Las Vegas Mass Shooting: Rockers React
The deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history has sparked an outpouring of emotion from rock stars.
Frank Zappa Hologram Tour Is in the Works
No dates have been set, but the Zappa Family Trust says sidemen have already committed to the venture.
Is Bob Seger Retiring After His Next Tour?
Bob Seger might be ready to turn the page – for good.
Gregg Allman Dies
Gregg Allman, the smoky-voiced B-3-playing Southern rock legend who soldiered on after his sibling's motorcycle crash nearly derailed the Allman Brothers Band, has died.
Wendy Dio Fires Back at Critics of Ronnie James Dio Hologram
Wendy Dio spoke to Ultimate Classic Rock as work continues on an all-new version of the hologram to be featured on a planned tour.
May 2017 New Music Releases
Ultimate Classic Rock takes a look a new music releases of note for May 2017.
Neal Schon Has a Theory on Why Steve Perry Didn’t Sing at Journey’s Hall of Fame Induction
Neal Schon didn't get to perform with Steve Perry, but he still came away with a treasured memory.