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.
‘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.
Top 20 Classic Rock Songs of 2016
In a singles-focused period for the music industry, this list of Top 20 Classic Rock Songs of 2016 shows how stars who rose to fame in a different era can still hold their own.
AC/DC and Rolling Stones Make Top 10 List of World’s Highest-Paid Musicians
Both got there in remarkable fashion.
Will Deep Purple’s Next Tour Be Their Last?
Are Deep Purple hinting at bigger news with the title of their upcoming tour?
35 Years Ago: The Cars Edge Toward Pop Stardom on ‘Shake It Up’
After 1980's more adventuresome 'Panorama' "only" went platinum, the Cars decided to have a little fun.