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.
David Lee Roth Crashed a Bachelor Party, but Nobody Knew Him
He discovered someone blasting Van Halen in a nearby hotel room and decided to drop by.
Jon Bon Jovi Invites Fans to ‘Runaway’ With Him to the Mediterranean
Cruise includes an intimate acoustic storyteller session and a full-band electric set with his solo backing band.
‘Woodstock 50: Back to the Garden’ Box Promises Deepest Dive Ever
'Definitive 50th Anniversary Archive' includes all but three songs from the historic event, many of them released for the first time ever.
Adam Lambert’s ‘American Idol’ Return Marks 10 Years With Queen
Singer initially rose to fame after connecting with his future bandmates on the show's Season 8 finale in 2009.
The Best Song From Every Tom Petty Album
There's a common thread here, and it's the Heartbreakers.
May 2019 New Music Releases
A trio of classic rock's best-known performers charge forward with new music, while two others take a look back.
How a Rule Change Helped Topple a Signature Beatles Chart Record
The mark stood for more than a half century, until 'Billboard' updated the way songs enter the Hot 100.
40 Years Ago: Van Halen Kick Off Their First Headlining Tour
Band was still focused on performing, even though it had just released follow-up to multi-platinum debut.
April 2019 New Music Releases
Music headlines in April are always dominated by Record Store Day, and 2019 is no different.
Hear Keith Richards’ ‘Big Town Playboy’ From Debut Album Box Set
This is one of six previously unheard songs included in an upcoming expanded reissue of 'Talk Is Cheap.'
Why There Probably Won’t Be a ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Sequel
Most award-winning blockbuster hit movies are surrounded by this kind of rumor, and Queen's biopic is no different.
Here’s How to Make Your Own Personalized Led Zeppelin Playlist
A new Spotify partnership allows fans to mix and match songs from any album in the band's catalog.