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.
Inside Carrie Fisher’s Turbulent, Inspirational Relationship with Paul Simon
Carrie Fisher‘s fame-charmed life inevitably brought her into rock circles, but a stormy, song-sparking intersection with Paul Simon remains the most memorable.
Carrie Fisher Dies: Rockers React
Carrie Fisher's impact on the lives of rock and roll stars became immediately apparent, as news of her sudden passing spread.
Nikki Sixx Goes In Depth on His Decision to Dump Facebook and Twitter
Nikki Sixx has big plans for all of the free time he was previously wasting on social media.
Journey, Yes, ELO and Pearl Jam Elected Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The 32nd annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony is set for April 7 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
‘Ring Out These Bells’ from ‘Jethro Tull: The String Quartets': Exclusive Premiere
Ian Anderson also offers exclusive insight into this newly arranged track, which took a winding path toward inclusion on Jethro Tull’s 'Songs From the Wood.'
Pink Floyd to Reissue ‘The Final Cut’ and ‘Momentary Lapse of Reason’ on Vinyl
Pink Floyd returns to their '80s era output for a pair of new vinyl reissues.
Tour of the Year: 2016 Ultimate Classic Rock Awards
You decide who wins Tour of the Year honors in the 2015 Ultimate Classic Rock Awards.
How Paul McCartney Marked a Career Milestone With ‘Wings Over America’
Recorded in the summer of 1976, 'Wings Over America' arrived on Dec. 10 of that year feeling like a triumphant musical summation for Paul McCartney.
How Greg Lake Stumbled Into His Famous Yuletide Song, ‘I Believe in Father Christmas’
Greg Lake was in a creative logjam when he started singing a familiar Christmas standard over a new riff that stubbornly refused to go away.
David Bowie Snubbed? Metallica Miscategorized? A Grammy Official Explains
Bill Freimuth, senior vice president of awards at the Recording Academy, discusses the 2016 Grammy nominations.