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.
Van Halen’s Gary Cherone Mistake: Rock’s Epic Fails
For Van Halen, the third time was most certainly not the charm.
Hear Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson Cover the Beatles’ ‘Helter Skelter’
"Helter Skelter," found on 1968's White Album, is perhaps the Beatles' heaviest song
How Barbra Streisand Unknowingly Inspired Aerosmith’s Biggest Hit
A Barbra Streisand anecdote about new love helped Aerosmith score their first and only No. 1 song.
New Joe Strummer Box Set to Include Rare and Unreleased Songs
Highlights include a demo of "London Is Burning," one of the last things the Clash legend recorded before he died in 2002.
Vinnie Paul to Be Buried in a Kiss Kasket, Just Like Dimebag
Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley are reportedly providing the custom casket, which was offered as a gift at the request of Vinnie Paul's family.
Dan Ingram, Celebrated Top 40 Disc Jockey, Dead at 83
Defined by his irreverent and edgy style, he was one of radio's best-known Top 40-spinning jokesters.
July 2018 New Music Releases
July finds one of hard rock's most distinctive frontmen continuing his solo career, and an expanded edition of one of last year's best albums.
Watch Paul McCartney Return Home on ‘Carpool Karaoke’
The Beatles legend's 'Late Late Show' appearance became something of a magical mystery tour through Liverpool.
35 Years Ago: Stevie Ray Vaughan Sparks a Blues Revolution With ‘Texas Flood’
The guitar hero and his band recorded their celebrated debut in just three days. Or so goes the legend.
Guns N’ Roses Triumph at Download Festival: Photo Gallery
The band headlined the second day of Download 2018 from the U.K.'s Donington Park, and we've got great photos to share.
Stream Rock on the Range All Weekend at UltimateClassicRock.com
UCR has teamed up with LiveXLive to provide the official live stream of this year's Rock on the Range.
KK Downing Is Selling His Share of Judas Priest’s Catalog
The guitarist announced the sale after a failed investment in a luxury golf resort.